The New York Knicks made a huge move earlier this week as they acquired Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls.
The Knicks managed to snag the former NBA MVP for a very reasonable price, sending Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon to the Chicago Bulls in return for Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2nd round pick next year.
The trade is a big boost for a Knicks franchise that has been sliding in recent times with fans losing faith in their own process. According to Phil Jackson, this trade won't only satisfy fans, but provide a big boost to Carmelo Anthony as well.
"He sees that as a positive move," Jackson said, according to Ian Begley of ESPN. "I think that's reinvigorating for him. I think it's good."
Earlier this year, Anthony put the onus on Jackson - the President of Basketball Operations at the Knicks - to improve the team ahead of the 2016-17 season.
It seems that the Knicks are finally starting to heed their star man and are making positive moves to push them up the Eastern Conference standings.
"We've talked about that a little bit," Jackson went on to add. "'Are we moving fast enough to accomplish goals that you have for yourself and your career?'
"Melo and I have talked about that: whether we're on the right time frame with him, is he disappointed or whatever? I think this is a positive move."
How D.Rose fits into Jackson' triangle offense remains to be seen, but with the acquisition of a traditional ball-handler at the point guard spot, it seems that both Carmelo and new head coach Jeff Hornacek have made an impact on Jackson's recruiting so far.
We will have to see what moves the Knicks when free agency opens up soon enough.