If you think that things for the New York Knicks can’t get any worse, well you’re wrong. Before their game against Boston on Sunday, it was announced that the Knicks’ point guard, Derrick Rose, will be out for the remainder of the season due to a torn left meniscus. Being that he is the team’s third leading scorer (averaging 18 points per game), this was a huge blow to them, as they miss the Playoffs for the fourth straight season.
Injuries aren’t anything new to the Knicks’ point guard, especially when it involves his knees. When he was playing for the Chicago Bulls in 2012, he torn the ACL in his left knee during the Playoffs and ended up missing the entire following season. During his first season back from his successful surgery, he ended up tearing the meniscus in his right knee, which eventually cost him to miss the final 72 games. Rose’s former Bulls teammate and current Knicks teammate, Joakim Noah (5.0 PPG, 8.7 RPG and 2.2 APG) , will also miss the remainder of the season due to suspension. Carmelo Anthony (22.5 PPG, 5.9 RPG and 2.9 APG) had sat out the last game due to problems with his back and Lance Thomas (6.0 PPG, 3.1 RPG and 0.8 APG) is also out due to hip soreness. With the Knicks season coming to an end soon, hopefully they will improve in the offseason to become Playoff contenders again.