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Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose
Position: G
Born: 04/10/88
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $21,323,252
After Saturday’s practice, Knicks point guard Derrick Rose and coach Jeff Hornacek engaged in a long conversation. Rose, essentially, suggested the coach employ more butt-kicking regarding defense. “We were just talking about defensive schemes, what I see with our defense, what he thinks our problems are,” Rose said. “I just told him, ‘It’s defense. Our defense triggers a lot of things.’ “I told him he has to be on us hard about defense every day. Like, beat it in our heads where we get tired of hearing him talking about it.”
Storyline: Hornacek-Rose Dynamic
Agent BJ Armstrong on Derrick Rose going AWOL before the Pelicans-Knicks game: “I think in looking back, just a simple phone call or a simple text notifying the team to let them know what happened, what he needed to do and take care of with his family situation would have clearly been a thing that he needed to do. He felt that he needed to go home and take care of a family matter that, he did. He needed to go and family is first and family’s very important but I think the big thing that is coming from this story is that, a simple text, a simple notifying someone from the knicks to let them know what he needed to do.”
At every chance, Rose has been adamant about wanting to stay in New York after his contract expires this summer. Rose is hopeful that his brief disappearance won’t prohibit the two sides from reaching an agreement on a long-term deal. “When I was in the room, I felt like they understood where I was coming from,” Rose said. “I hope one incident didn’t change their mind. Who knows? This is a business. If it was to happen, I still would want to play the way I normally know how to play wherever I’m at.”
Storyline: Derrick Rose Absence