Knicks G Derrick Rose remains steadfast in his desire to receive a max contract this summer once he hits free agency.
With his hopes of taking New York to the playoffs in jeopardy, the 28-year-old also says that playing for a winning team ranks high on his list of priorities, although that is a decision for later this summer, according to the New York Post.
"You have to think about all that in the offseason,'' said Rose. "I'll be a free agent. Sitting down at the table, I think we'll have to talk about. I really can't think about or see how it's going to go while I'm still playing here."
Rose said that this season has been "tough," especially after "winning all your life ever since grammar school." The former MVP says he will continue to show a strong work ethic while being, believing that this year's losing is a "learning experience" for him.
He also discussed playing the triangle offense, saying he would do "whatever Coach [Jeff Hornacek] tells me to do."
Rose is averaging 17.6 points in 51 games for the Knicks this season.