NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Could the Derrick Rose era with the Knicks soon be over?

Multiple teams view the point guard as a potential trade target, ESPN reported Friday, citing league sources. The report did not name the interested teams, which figure to be playoff contenders in need of backcourt depth.

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The trade deadline is Thursday.

Rose is in the final year of the five-year, $94 million contract he signed with the Bulls in 2012. The Knicks acquired the former MVP in a trade last summer in exchange for center Robin Lopez and point guards Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon. But Rose has not been the difference-maker the front office had hoped for. He is averaging 15.5 points per game — and 19 points over the last four contests — but he has been a defensive liability and his 4.5 assists per game rank just 45th in the league.

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The Knicks, meanwhile, are 23-34 and in 12th place in the Eastern Conference.

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“I like being here, but (you) never know what could happen,” Rose said Wednesday. “My job is to come in and play as hard as I can.”

Rose’s salary — $21.3 million — could be a roadblock in striking a deal because the Knicks’ trading partner would have to come close to matching that amount in the players it would send to New York.

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There also have been trade rumors swirling for weeks about Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks have reportedly contacted the Cavaliers, Celtics and Clippers to gauge their interest. The 10-time All-Star has a no-trade clause that he would have to waive.