Newly-acquired guard Derrick Rose hopes he, Joakim Noah, Carmelo Anthony and the rest of the New York Knicks can make some noise in the Eastern Conference this season.
Rose told NBA.com's Lang Whitaker in a one-on-one interview he feels "rejuvenated", that he has already worked out with Kristaps Porzingis, Brandon Jennings and Sasha Vujacic, and that he is comfortable working with new head coach Jeff Hornacek.
"You could put Brandon at the 1, put me at the 2 certain times, and have Melo, KP and [Joakim Noah]," Rose said. "So I could move off the ball with them and bring them to the mix. ... It don't matter if I have the ball in my hands or not. I feel like if I'm out there, I'll find out a way to get out the way or make it a positive while I'm on the floor."
The Knicks acquired Rose from the Chicago Bulls in a trade in mid-June in which the Knicks traded away Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant.
Now that he's with New York, Rose said he and others are holding the team to high expectations for the 2016-17 season.
"We just want to win," Rose said. "Talking to Melo and all the guys who've been around. You've got Brandon who just signed for one year, he's got to show why he's there. I've got to show why I'm there. Joakim has to show why he's there. Everybody's trying to prove themselves. When you've got a group like that, it's like, alright, I know everybody wants to do that, but we're going to break this down as simple as possible, and try to win every game."