NEW YORK (AP) Derrick Rose is considering a five year, $70-million contract extension that would make him the highest-paid player in the NBA.
The New York Times reported Thursday that Rose, who has missed only 10 games since he injured his left knee in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers, has been offered a contract that would pay him $69 million over the next five years.
The Times reported that Rose would get a maximum $27.5 million in guaranteed money over the final five years of the deal.
Rose, a nine-time All-Star, is entering the final season of his five-plus-year, $103.5-million extension.
The NBA has declined to comment on the reported extension.
Rose’s agent, Marc Lasry, told the Times that the Knicks were willing to offer Rose a deal as long as the team offered him a fair contract.
Rose has averaged 19.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game in his five seasons in the league.
He missed the first three games of the Finals because of a calf injury but returned in Game 7 to lead the Knicks to a 103-99 win over the Lakers.
Rose is coming off a season in which he missed the playoffs for the first time in four years, but the Knicks have won seven of the last eight seasons Rose has been in the rotation.