Kristaps Porzingis Says New Knicks Teammate And Former MVP Derrick Rose Has ‘Still Got It’

By: 09.18.16

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Can they do it? Can the New York Knicks reverse the trends that have worked so hard against them the past three years (really the last 40 years, but who’s counting?) and return to the playoffs this season? Their “unicorn,” Kristaps Porzingis, has hope. And to him, it all starts with brand new point guard Derrick Rose.

Porzingis hosted a basketball camp in Westchester Saturday, about a week or so out from when the Knicks will assemble and get their 2016-2017 season underway. In an interview with, he elaborated more on one of his new teammates, a former MVP who has a lot on his plate these days, particularly off the court.

“How explosive he is and everything, he’s still got it. He’s still Derrick Rose. And so it will be exciting to play with him. He draws so much attention when he’s driving he’s so dangerous that I’m going to be wide open and that’s what I’m looking forward to. He’s going to be creating for me and other teammates.”

Porzingis also addressed Rose’s comments from the summer in whic

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