The New York Knicks are trending towards the direction of trading away Derrick Rose, but a desired landing spot remains yet to be figured out.

Sources told insider Marc Stein that coach Tom Thibodeau and the Knicks are operating towards optimism to find a new place for Rose that will satisfy both the franchise and the former league MVP.

“Sources say that New York is open to finding a new home via trade for former MVP Derrick Rose but only if it can, as one insider put it, ‘do right by’ the longtime Thibodeau favorite.”

Thibodeau and the Knicks have opted to focus on their youth program this season, elevating the exposure of Immanuel Quickley, Miles McBride, and Quentin Grimes – which made Rose’s appearance to be scarce.

The addition of Jalen Brunson can only further decrease the role and minutes of the veteran guard in Thibodeau’s rotation. This season, Rose is averaging only 12.9 minutes in 26 contests played. As such, he hasn’t touched the basketball floor yet since Dec. 31 while averaging 5.8 points and 1.8 assists.

Given that Thibodeau has a solid consideration for Rose due to the bond that they share since their times in Chicago, it’s only fitting to respect the intentions of the former superstar guard in his desired location.