Report: Lakers & Knicks To Battle Over Derrick Rose in Free Agency

So yes, that one MVP vote he received might have been a little over the top, but Derrick Rose did have a fine season for the New York Knicks this year, helping vault them to the No. 4 seed in the East. 

Now, as he enters free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers could be looking to steal Rose from the Knicks. 

One unnamed NBA exec notes that Rose would be a good fit for the Lakers, with free agent point guard Dennis Schroder likely not returning. 

The Knicks would absolutely love to bring (Derrick) Rose back for another year or two. He was a perfect fit and Tom Thibodeau would like to keep him on the roster. However, there will be plenty of other suitors, including the Lakers, who will be looking for a new point guard with Dennis Schroder leaving town. L.A. is a serious threat to land Rose.

And before the battle in the boardroom begins, the Twitter skirmish is already underway.

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