We’ve said a lot of things about New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose here at Spleaze.. most of them not so nice.
But now, newly minted and newly beloved Knick Derrick Rose is out here saying how the Knicks are a SuperTeam comparable to the Warriors.
As much as us self-hating Knicks fans here at the Spleaze would like to believe that it’s true, we know in our heart of hearts that it simply is not.
The starting 5 of this Knicks squad looks downright lethal on paper, but the sad fact that any medical student can tell you is that the starting 5 will probably only be on the court for 20 games or less together. Joakim Noah? Beast, but recently perennially injured. Courtney Lee? Injured much of last year. Derrick Rose? Are you gonna make me say it?
Melo and Zingis are the wildcards. Carmelo Anthony has had a spotty injury history, especially the last 2-3 seasons, but he tends to come out of the Olympics white-hot and knocking down threes like its his job.. which it actually is. Kristaps Porzingis needs to morph into the god we all hope he is for the Knicks to even sniff “Superteam” status this season.
That all being said, I love the fire. I love the competitiveness. Maybe, just maybe, this could be the Knicks’ year to go back to the conference finals. Wouldn’t that be a sight for sore eyes?