Derrick Rose Comments on Expectations, Knicks and More

October 24th, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose would be an afterthought when listing the best players at his position entering the 2016-17 NBA season, but he thinks he can play his way back into consideration.

When Rose was asked if he can show the league he's still elite after Monday's practice, he responded accordingly, per Ian Begley of "Yeah, but I know I am. That's no surprise to me. It's only a matter of time until I put it together. All the hard work I put in, everything how I dedicated my whole life to this game, what I sacrificed. It's only a few that did it and that's doing it. So it's all about just putting it together."

At 22 years old, Rose appeared to be on his way to a career as one of the faces of the league when he was named the youngest MVP in NBA history after the 2010-11 season. However, injuries sapped him of his prime, and playmakers such as Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving have surpassed him on the point guard hierarchy.

While Rose, now 28, wants to show he is still elite, the Knicks would likely be thrilled if the former Chicago Bulls star remains on ...

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