A product of Chicago Simeon High School, Rose was a 5-star prospect and the nation's No. 5 player in the 2007 class. He was selected to the 2007 McDonald's All-American Game, where he started on the West team alongside Cavs forward Kevin Love.
Rose spent the lone season of his college career at Memphis, averaging 14.9 points and 4.7 assists per game. A third-team All-American, he led the Tigers to the national title game, where they fell to Kansas in overtime.
Rose was selected by his hometown Chicago Bulls with the first overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft.
After averaging 16.8 points and 6.3 assists in his debut season, Rose was named the 2009 Rookie of the Year. He also led the Bulls to a No.7 seed in the NBA Playoffs, where they were eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the first round.
In his third season, Rose earned league MVP honors after averaging 25.0 points, 7.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds while leading Chicago to a 62-20 record. The Bulls would go on to lose to LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Rose led the Bulls back to a No. 1 seed in 2012, but suffered a torn ACL in the team's opening round series against Philadelphia. He would go on to miss the entirety of the 2012-13 campaign.
Injuries would continue to plague Rose's career, as a torn meniscus cost him all but 10 games of the 2013-14 campaign. From 2012-2015, he failed to appear in more than 51 games in a single season.
Rose averaged 4.8 points and 3.1 assists as a member of Team USA's gold medal-winning 2014 FIBA World Cup team. Current Cavs guard Kyrie Irving would earn MVP honors of the same tournament.
Rose hit a game-winning 3-point shot against the Cavs in Game 3 of the 2015 Eastern Conference Semifinals. Cleveland, however, would go on to win the series and the following season would be Rose's last as a member of the Bulls.
In the summer of 2016, the Bulls traded Rose to the New York Knicks. Appearing in 64 games, he averaged 18.0 points and 6.0 assists in 32.5 minutes per game, his best averages since the 2011-12 season.
After receiving interest from the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls as a free agent this summer, Rose will reportedly sign a one-year, veteran minumum deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.