The Knicks are 29-48 after Sunday's 110-94 loss to the Boston Celtics and will miss the playoffs for the fourth straight season.
Rose missed the Knicks' last two games in what was originally described as knee soreness. He also went AWOL from the Knicks for one game, reportedly flying home to Chicago without notifying the team. With Rose ruled out for the remainder of the 2016-2017 campaign, he may have already played his final game as a member of the Knicks franchise.
An unrestricted free agent-to-be, Rose's injury could have a severe impact on his market value over the offseason.
Prior to arriving in the "Big Apple", Rose notably spent his entire seven-year National Basketball Association career in the "Windy City" as a member of the Chicago Bulls.
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Rose played in 66 games last season for Chicago, his most since his 2011 MVP season, and the Knicks took a chance on his health by acquiring him on the eve of the National Basketball Association draft in June.
Knee injuries have plagued the three-time All-Star and 2010-11 MVP while he was with the Bulls. He notably made a mere 10 appearances in 2013-2014 after making just 39 appearances the year before.
Rose averaged 18 points and 4.4 assists in 64 games for the Knicks, who will not reach the postseason in the Eastern Conference.
In the 2012-13 season opener, Rose tore his ACL and missed the entire year. The Knicks sent the Bulls center Robin Lopez and guard Jerian Grant in the deal. The recovery period for his latest injury is estimated at six to eight weeks, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Between Joakim Noah's suspension for performance enhancing drugs, Charles Oakley's ejection from a game, and the constant speculation surrounding Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony, it's a wonder how anyone still cheers for this team.