Derrick Rose
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Kendrick Perkins reacted to Derrick Rose leaving the Detroit Pistons and joining the New York Knicks via a trade.

Perkins took to Twitter and said Rose should play for a contender at this stage in his career.

“Derrick Rose deserves to be on damn Contender at this point of his career…I understand the Knicks are finally moving in the right direction but Damn!!! Just saying tho,” Perkins tweeted about Rose.

Rose, a 2011 NBA MVP, joined the Knicks via a trade from the Pistons on Sunday.