It’s no secret that Derrick Rose is extremely optimistic about the chances of his new team next season. He’s already called the Knicks a "super team" (you know, like the Warriors), after New York traded for Rose and signed Joakim Noah in free agency to play alongside Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.
But Rose took his enthusiasm to a whole new level in a recent interview with Yahoo Sports — at least if you take his words at face value.
Before you start piling on here, that last sentence requires some clarification.
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Rose isn’t saying that this Knicks team can go 82-0 next season, or that it could challenge the record Golden State set in 2016 for the most regular-season victories in history with 73.
What he believes is that New York has enough talent to be competitive every time it steps on the floor, and regardless of whether that’s actually the case there’s no question that with this new combination of players the Knicks will be one of the more fascinating teams to watch.