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Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose
Position: G
Born: 10/04/88
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $2,116,955
Joe Vardon: Much has been made about the ‘chaos’ surrounding the Cavs over the summer. Was there a point where you felt it, too? Koby Altman: I mean, there was certainly a shock when you come to the office and David Griffin’s not there. The leader of the franchise and an incredible mentor to me. But, we’ve dealt with an incredible scrutiny nationally, locally, the outside narrative of chaos. We don’t listen to that. We’ve gone through that. Actually our most controversial year was when we won the championship. We made a coaching change midseason. And so we deal with that stuff, we just put our head down and go. We sort of ignore the noise. And throughout the offseason we were making positive additions. Again, the outside narrative wasn’t that, but every addition we made: from Jose Calderon, re-signing Kyle Korver, bringing Jeff Green in, Derrick Rose. These are really positive incremental steps to getting better, and that’s, we thought the team we were going to bring back was championship level. We’re going to add to get incrementally better.
The Cavs have lost 11 consecutive regular-season games when James doesn’t play and are just 4-23 without him since he returned to Cleveland in 2014. But these Cavs are set up differently than those teams. Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, and Jae Crowder are starters. The bench is much deeper. And the Cavs didn’t spend an entire training camp installing an offense in which everything runs through James. In fact, the starters played well throughout training camp without James. “I think we’ll be a lot better off. I think we got a lot of different pieces,” Lue said. “We’re deeper. A lot of versatile players. A lot of different lineups we can play. So, it will be different but I think we have a better chance, yes.”
Storyline: LeBron James Injury
In a mid-winter game against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, starting small forward Luol Deng was injured and Chicago needed somebody to defend Carmelo Anthony. “Go guard Carmelo,” Thibodeau grumbled, and Butler assumed he should do nothing else. “If I just guard Carmelo,” he reasoned, “I can’t f— up. So if anybody passes me the ball, I’m going to pass it right back.” On one possession, the Knicks doubled Rose, who swung the ball to Butler. He immediately returned it. In the ensuing timeout, Rose told Butler, “Yo, when I give you the ball, look to score.” Butler shook his head. “No,” he replied, “I’m only guarding Carmelo.”
“My 3-ball is looking nice right now,” said Rose, who made one deep shot in two tries. “Whatever the game tell me to do, that’s what I’m going to do. If they want me to sit in the corner, sit somewhere and just sit up and shoot. If that’s what they want me to do, that’s what I’m going to do. If they want me to attack and penetrate like I normally do, that’s fine. I’m just trying to make the game not only easy for myself but easy for the team.”
“My 3-ball is looking nice right now. I’m just telling you. My 3-ball is looking nice right now,” Rose said with a smile. “Whatever the game tell me to do, that’s what I’m going to do. If they want me to sit in the corner, sit somewhere and just sit up and shoot. If that’s what they want me to do, that’s what I’m going to do. If they want me to attack and penetrate like I normally do, that’s fine. I’m just trying to make the game not only easy for myself but easy for the team.”