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Watch: Knicks introduce Derrick Rose

From the Windy City to the Big Apple. Rose is joining his new team at an introductory news conference. Watch live on ESPNews/WatchESPN

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he's feeling healthy this summer: "I feel like something special is going to happen (this coming season)."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he may get involved in recruiting free agents to New York this summer.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he's thankful that the Bulls traded him to New York. Says he feels he'll be appreciated by the fan base.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose on free-agent Joakim Noah: "Oh, I want him... He knows that I want to play with him."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose, a free agent in 2017, says he's hopeful that he can be in New York long-term. He says he got a welcome reaction from Knicks fans since the trade.

Derrick Rose's decline in Chicago

While battling injuries since 2012-13, Rose's numbers are down from his first four seasons.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he comes to the Knicks with a singular focus: "I just want to win." Says he knows there will be pressure in New York.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says hearing about the trade was emotional. Says he chose No. 25 to bring his hometown of Chicago with him. It was his high school number and the number of the late Ben Wilson, a Chicago high school legend.

Nichols: NBA must address one-and-done

Rachel Nichols calls the NBA's one-and-done rule "stupid" and recommends that the league set the minimum age limit at 20.


Cavs get executive order: Wear your shirts

President Obama jokes with Tyronn Lue about his newly shirtless team: "C'mon, man!"


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek wants Kristaps Porzingis, the 7-3, 240-pound big man, to get stronger. But he doesn't want him to add weight solely to match up against 5s: "If he's 7-3 and he's got a little bit more bulk to him, that he can play that 5," Hornack said Thursday. "We obviously want to get him stronger. But to put on a bunch of weight so he can play more of the five is not a great thing to do."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson sees benefits of playing Kristaps Porzingis at center, with a caveat: he doesn't want to use him as a full-time center. "I'm not going to limit him to a position," Jackson said Thursday. "I do think that he's going to play a center role. Last year he had minutes at it. We see how this game is evolving into a lot of guys that are going small at the end of quarters, end of halves, end of games. Is he one of those guys that fits into those grouping that can play small ball at the end of a game? Yeah, I think so. I kind of think he can."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Based on his last two press conferences, I don't get the sense that Phil Jackson is a big fan of the NY media.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics No. 3 pick Jaylen Brown: "I'm going to go to war for this city. I'm going to play passionate."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics draft picks.

The Mystery of Thon Maker

The Undefeated's Jerry Bembry says Maker's advisers made a great plan by keeping him out of the NBA draft combine -- because it allowed mystery to build around his ability.


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Count Rockets guard James Harden as someone who thinks President Barack Obama would be a great NBA owner. "He's basketball savvy," Harden said. "He loves the game of basketball so I'm sure he'll do very well." According to press secretaryJosh Earnest, President Obama expressed an interest in becoming an NBA owner and talked about being part of an ownership group for a NBA team.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

There are people in the Knicks organization who'd like to pursue Joakim Noah in free agency. And the interest seems to be mutual. People familiar with the situation say the Knicks are one team that Noah will be interested in in free agency. It will be key to find a contract that works for both sides, obviously. But Derrick Rose and Noah are close; Noah also has a good relationship with Carmelo Anthony. The Bulls center also grew up in New York and attended high school in Brooklyn. Also, for those interested in such things, Rose and Noah have been spotted in NYC together in the last 24 hours.