Knicks have 'legitimate' interest in re-signing Derrick Rose

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Whether the Knicks' interest ultimately leads to a contract offer for the the point guard is dependent on several factors, including the health of his surgically repaired knee and his asking price.

The Knicks aren't interested in paying large salaries for any free agent, which may be a sticking point in potential discussions with Rose and his agent, B.J. Armstrong.

"He enjoyed playing here even with the losses, which of course surprises us because he's been on some very successful teams," Jackson said.

Some rival executives in May also tabbed the San Antonio Spurs as one team expected to have interest in Rose, depending on how the market for point guards develops.

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