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Knicks re-sign Derrick Rose, add Evan Fournier

Field Level Media
03 Aug 2021, 11:40 GMT+10

After advancing to the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2013, the New York Knicks moved Monday to re-sign guards Derrick Rose and Alec Burks and forward Nerlens Noel, according to multiple reports.

The team also signed free agent wing Evan Fournier while losing wing Reggie Bullock, who signed a free agent deal the Dallas Mavericks.

Rose, a former NBA MVP with the Chicago Bulls in 2011, agreed to three-year, $43 million deal, ESPN reported. Burks reportedly agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal while Noel gets a three-year, $32 million deal.

After playing just 16 of a possible 28 games with the Boston Celtics last season following a trade from the Orlando Magic, Fournier moves to New York on a four-year, $78 million deal.

Rose, 32, scored 14.9 points and 4.2 assists per game for the Knicks last season, mostly off the bench. He has averaged 18.5 points and 5.5 assists per game over 13 seasons for five different teams.

Burks, 30, scored 12.7 points per game for the Knicks in 2020-21 and has averaged 10.5 points per game over 10 seasons.

Noel, 27, averaged 5.1 points with 6.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks last season. His rebounding and block totals were both above his career averages.

Fournier, 28, averaged 17.1 points, 3.4 assists and 3.0 rebounds for the Magic and Celtics last season while shooting a career-best 46.3 percent from 3-point range. He has averaged 14.3 points per game in nine seasons with the Denver Nuggets, Magic and Celtics.

--Field Level Media

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