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NBA Trade Central: Derrick Rose to Knicks. Teague to Pacers

There was a lot of trade activity involving big names on the day before the NBA Draft. The biggest of them all is former NBA MVP Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls reportedly being moved to the the New York Knicks. 

The trade involves the New York Knicks sending center Robin Lopez, veteran guard Jose Calderon and young guard Jerian Grant to the Bulls for Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second round pick to the Knicks.

The reception from the New York fans base seems to be luke warm being that Rose is far from the player he was in 2011 when he was named the youngest MVP in league history.

The second big deal of the day was the Atlanta Hawks moving All-Star point guard Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers as part of a three team deal which includes the Utah Jazz.

The reported deal has the Hawks sending Jeff Teague to  the Indiana Pacers, in turn the Pacers will send guard George Hill to the Utah Jazz. To complete the trade the Jazz will send their number twelve pick in the 2016 NBA Draft to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Pacers are markedly improve with the addition of Jeff Teague to pair with Superstar Paul George. George Hill, who is more of a combo guard than a point, provides veteran leadership to a very young core in Utah. The Hawks lose a big piece of their core but it shows that they have great confidence in back up point guard Dennis Schroder who they’ll now hand over the reins to the team.

The above trades will not become official until the start of the new NBA season on July 1st.

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