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Derrick Rose traded to Knicks, immediately tears ACL

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Point Guard Derrick Rose has torn his ACL after learning that he was traded to the New York Knicks. The trade sends Rose, Justin Holiday, and a 2017 second-round pick to the Knicks in exchange for Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant, and Jose Calderon. The news proved to be too much for Rose. After getting off the phone with Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg, Rose immediately tripped and tore his ACL.

The 2009 rookie of the year and 2011 MVP tore his ACL in 2012 and has only play in 39% of possible games since. When hearing about the injury, Phil Jackson has announced that the Knicks will replace the "triangle" offense with the "circle" offense to ensure Rose does not have to make any cuts while on the floor. When asked about the change of offense Jackson said, "I would rather have Rose run in a circle than in a triangle. We may even have him run in rectangles if he proves he can handle it." Rose plans to bring his protractor to games to make sure he is running in a perfect 360 degree angle.

As for Rose's ACL, medical staff is baffled. Doctors have said that there is no possible way to perform normal ACL surgery. It has been reported that doctors will try to 3-D print a new ACL for Rose. Rose's agent suggested trying to build a new ACL out of play-doh or clay and the idea is also being taken into consideration. When the point guard returns, the Knicks plan to tape hundreds of pillows on to the floor at Madison Square Garden to ensure he does not get hurt again.

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