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Derrick Rose shows Knicks fans playing at a high level again

The uniforms were the same and the court was the same, but nothing about the Knicks at the garden was how Derrick Rose remembered them. Gone was Carmelo Anthony. Gone was Kristaps Porzingis. Bone was Phil Jackson. Much can change in two years. "I think everyone was so surprised and destroyed [about those trades] but you know this is a business for something." Rose, now a Timberwolves reserve guard, said after his first game on the garden since he played for Knicks. "Things can change quite quickly. They are about to change things here, and I wish them nothing but the best." Much has changed for Rose as well. After injuries limited him to 25 games a year ago, he found a home with Minnesota, a place that seems to fit him well. He is enjoying a rebirth this season, averaging 1 8.2 points per game at 47.7 percent shooting, along with 4.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds. Rose continued to thrive on Friday and scored 20 points from the bench in the Timberwolves 115-104 win over Knicks, which gave them their 18th consecutive home loss. "It's amazing, it's always good to play here" time All-Star said. "The fans are amazing here, and I know it was good to be back in the league and play the way I usually play, play with that aggression." His one year with Knicks didn't work as he thought. In July 2016, Rose Knicks called a "super team", a description that became flat. They only…

The uniforms were the same and the court was the same, but nothing about the Knicks at the garden was how Derrick Rose remembered them. Gone was Carmelo Anthony. Gone was Kristaps Porzingis. Bone was Phil Jackson.

Much can change in two years.

“I think everyone was so surprised and destroyed [about those trades] but you know this is a business for something.” Rose, now a Timberwolves reserve guard, said after his first game on the garden since he played for Knicks. “Things can change quite quickly. They are about to change things here, and I wish them nothing but the best.” Much has changed for Rose as well. After injuries limited him to 25 games a year ago, he found a home with Minnesota, a place that seems to fit him well. He is enjoying a rebirth this season, averaging 1

8.2 points per game at 47.7 percent shooting, along with 4.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds. Rose continued to thrive on Friday and scored 20 points from the bench in the Timberwolves 115-104 win over Knicks, which gave them their 18th consecutive home loss.

“It’s amazing, it’s always good to play here” time All-Star said. “The fans are amazing here, and I know it was good to be back in the league and play the way I usually play, play with that aggression.”

His one year with Knicks didn’t work as he thought. In July 2016, Rose Knicks called a “super team”, a description that became flat. They only won 31 games. He missed most of the preseason when he dealt with sexual charges, went mysteriously away for a game when he was thinking of retiring and tearing in the meniscus in his left knee in April, ending his season and eventually his time with Knicks. But he insisted that there was no revenge factor on Friday.

“I just wanted to win. It wasn’t about how I released or I played here,” he said. “I just love the scene playing here, and I’m just trying to win a game. We are on our way and we are desperate to win now. “

At the age of 30, Rose has appeared in 42 of a possible 58 games and is an important part of a team that wants to enter the playoffs, not the same player who won the MVP prize with Bulls 2011, but the explosion and closing ability he lacked in previous seasons is reminiscent of his prime years, even putting a career-high 50 points in a game this year.

“It’s been good. “I’m back,” said Rose. “I’ve been healthy for most of the year. I’m just trying to figure things out along the way.”

Obviously, it’s also the Knicks. Their previous point guard seems to just make more progress.

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