by Jonathan Joffe
Derrick Rose was traded to the New York Knicks on Wednesday in a multi-player deal, ending his time in Chicago.
After seven seasons with the Bulls, we look back at the top five moments of his time with the Bulls.
No. 5: Buzzer-beating 3-pointer to force OT vs Rockets (December 4, 2010):
As time wound down in the fourth quarter, the Bulls found themselves trailing by three points. Enter Derrick Rose. The point guard attempted to find some room, eventually getting open after being on the back-end of a give-and-go with Joakim Noah. Rose drained his downtown look to force OT, and the Bulls went on to win, 119-116. Stacey King famously proclaimed that "big time players make big time plays" after Rose's shot connected.
No. 4: The Goran Dragic poster (January 22, 2010):
Rose was in the midst of a fast break against the Phoenix Suns in his second NBA season. One defender, Goran Dragic, manages to get back and attempt to break it up. Big mistake. Rose elevated and put Dragic on a poster with an emphatic, two-handed dunk. Dragic just didn't "get the memo," according to Stacey King. Rose finished the game with 32 points in a Bulls victory.
#3, Christmas Day game-winner (December 25, 2011):
Rose graced Bulls fans with a signature floater in traffic against the Lakers with four seconds remaining. The shot put Chicago up by one, sealing a victory and capping off an 11-point comeback in the last four minutes of the contest.
#2, The step-back jumper to walk off in Milwaukee (March 7, 2012):
Rose sizes up Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings and crosses him over before stepping back and nailing a long two as time expired. Rose gave a classic stink-face walking away as he pounded his chest with both fists, celebrating his feat and a Bulls win.
#1, Buzzer-beating bank shot in the Eastern conference semifinals (May 8, 2015):
Rose's latest gem came as a result of a brilliant inbound play against the Cavs in Game 3 of the 2015 Eastern conference semifinals. Rose was able to gain some room on a Taj Gibson screen and launched a prayer over the Cavs' Tristan Thompson. The ball banked in off the backboard as time expired, giving the Bulls a 2-1 series lead. Rose's teammates lifted him off the floor in awe, but the former MVP showed no emotion. It seemed at the time to be a culmination of Rose's efforts to come back from two devastating injuries.
Despite an up-and-down career in Chicago, Rose certainly left Bulls fans with plenty of memories to look back on.