The New York Knicks made over their roster quite a bit this offseason, adding the likes of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah to holdovers such as Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. The Rose move was especially notable given that the former Chicago Bulls point guard and one-time NBA MVP will be leaving his hometown to try and resurrect his injury-plagued career. Rose seems pretty happy to be in New York, and even believes the Knicks “have a chance to win every game.”
Rose is, presumably, not saying the Knicks can win every game in the sense that they can go undefeated. There’s probably not an NBA player alive who is that deluded. So what he’s likely trying to say is that the Knicks have a chance to beat their opponent on any given night; that there is no game they can’t win. He’s right if that’s what he’s saying, of course, but that’s also not rare.
Literally every NBA team has “a chance” to win every game. The 73-win Golden State Warriors needed a last-second three from Harrison Barnes to beat the lowly Philadelphia 76ers last January. These are all professional basketball players who are super good at what they do.
So yes, Rose and the Knicks have a chance to win every game, but this is a much less meaningful statement than Rose seems to think. That, or he thinks the Knicks could go undefeated. In which case, he would be insane.
(Via The Vertical)