Former Knicks PG Derrick Rose says his only year in New York was more confusing on the court than off of it, per NY Daily News' Stefan Bondy.
The triangle offense that former president Phil Jackson tried to implement into the Knicks' system was confusing for Rose to learn, and he admitted he didn't understand it throughout the season.
"On the court was when it was the craziest to me," Rose told the Associated Press. "Some of the strategies and all that, I didn't understand. it was confusing. It was just a learning experience."
Rose had some off-the-court drama as well. He missed a game after returning to his hometown Chicago without letting the Knicks know, and spent time in Los Angeles dealing with a civil trial over a rape allegation during the preseason.
The past couple of years have not been what Rose envisioned, but moving to Cleveland may turn things around.
"I'm not going to lie to you: the last two or three years, Derrick has been through a lot mentally," Rose's older brother, Reggie, said. "When you're losing more than you're winning, it can be difficult. So with him going to be in a winning environment again now, able to see how LeBron (James) prepares himself, the things LeBron does with his body, Derrick can incorporate that into his own game."
The 28-year-old Rose signed a one-year, veteran minimum deal with the Cavaliers this offseason. He averaged 18 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and shot 47.1 percent from the field last season with the Knicks.