This Knicks-Magic Trade Features Derrick Rose

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Why The Orlando Magic Do The Deal 

We already told you why the Magic do this deal. 

They could use a veteran point guard. A look at this roster reinforces that fact. Orlando has plenty of young talent at the position, but most of it is flawed. 

Markelle Fultz is regularly hurt. Rose is uniquely positioned to give him advice about that.

Cole Anthony is prone to inefficiency, and Jalen Suggs needs to add some polish to his offensive game. Rose can help with both of those problems, too. 

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He can also log some time in this rotation. Rose won’t be a starter for this rebuilding squad, but he’ll be a sturdy hand the Magic could look to on a per-need basis. 

Should the Knicks part with such a reliable player?