B.J. Armstrong, who represents Derrick Rose, would prefer it if his client remained with the Knicks, he told Sirius XM on Saturday.
Armstrong said Rose has put together a good season in New York, but wasn't surprised he is still with the Knicks after Thursday's trade deadline. Rumors had swirled that Rose would be traded to Minnesota in a deal involving Ricky Rubio.
"I wasn't surprised that he wasn't traded," Armstrong said. "Derrick is putting together, game by game, coming back and really beginning to play at a consistent level to where he's at and what he's going to be at this stage of his career. So I think there was a lot of rumors, his name was out there. But in the end, I think the Knicks did what they thought was in their best interests."
Armstrong maintained that Rose desires to remain a Knick, if possible.
"Like I've said all along, and like he's said all along, you know what, he wants to be in New York. He feels comfortable there," Armstrong said.
Rose is in the final year of his contract.