Rose’s agent wants to meet with Knicks first

Derrick Rose is thrilled to be back in a winning environment.

Derrick Rose is a free agent and the man who represents him would like to meet with the New York Knicks before other teams, according to a report in the New York Post.

Rose is an unrestricted free agent and represented by former NBA guard B.J. Armstrong.

Per the Post:

B.J. Armstrong, the agent for Derrick Rose, isn’t surprised the Timberwolves, with Tom Thibodeau their president and head coach, have emerged again as potential suitors for his client. But he hopes at least to meet with the Knicks before the free-agency period begins July 1.

Thibodeau, the Bulls coach from 2010-15, already reunited with Jimmy Butler on draft night, trading Minnesota’s lottery pick for the Chicago star.

Rose, 28, averaged 18.0 points and 4.4 assists in 64 games with the Knicks last season. A return appears unlikely — although there will be no shortage of suitors, as Rose remains a viable starter and determined defender.

Along with the Timberwolves, Rose has been linked to the San Antonio Spurs.

Teams can begin negotiating with free agents July 1.