The Knicks are reportedly considering making a trade offer to the Bulls to obtain Derrick Rose.

ESPN reports the team has had "internal discussions" about trading for the former NBA MVP. And the Bulls are in a rebuilding mode, with both Rose and fellow guard Jimmy Butler the subject of trade speculation this offseason. 

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The 27-year-old Rose will be a free agent following next seaso

n, so moving him now makes some sense.

Without question, Rose would be an upgrade for the Knicks at point guard — if he can remain healthy. Jose Calderon started 72 games for the Knicks at the position last season, averaging 7.6 points and 4.2 assists per game. Behind Calderon are second-year player Jerian Grant and recent free-agent addition Tony Wroten.

Rose, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, averaged 16.4 points and 4.7 assists per game last season. However, the 6-3 guard has been battered by injuries in recent years. He's undergone two knee surgeries, missed the entire 2012-2013 season and has missed roughly half the games in the past four seasons he has played.