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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylen Brown is going to win over fans fast in Boston. Three of his more noteworthy quotes from Friday's introductory press conference:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's why Derrick Rose changed his number from 1 to 25, the number he wore as a high school star in Chicago: "I'm playing in New York but I'm bringing something from Chicago with me out here. That's one of the reasons I chose No. 25." Rose wore No. 25 as a high school player at Chicago powerhouse Simeon Career Academy. The number was also worn at Simeon by Ben Wilson, the late Chicago prep star.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Undefeated's Marc Spears tweeted on draft night that while Rajon Rondo is open to staying in Sacramento he also had interest in Brooklyn. The NBA is a point guard's league, and the rebuilding Nets are in desperate need of one.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Your newest Pelicans.

New day, new number for D-Rose

Derrick Rose hopes to regain his rhythm and bring a little bit of Chicago to the Knicks by changing his jersey number to 25.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose on Kristaps Porzingis: "That's somebody I would die to play with and now I got two of those guys (in KP & Carmelo)."

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Alvin Gentry on Buddy Hield: "We got exactly who we wanted."

Best seat in the house For Thon Maker

Several first-round picks were not invited to wait by the stage during NBA Draft. No. 10 pick Maker says: "It's actually a good seat -- already building relationships with the fans.” New fan favorite

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Michael Smith: Durant sweepstakes over

Smith thinks Sam Presti's trade to acquire Victor Oladipo means Kevin Durant will re-sign with the Thunder.


'The Dikembe Mutombo Song'

Did Jimmy Kimmel Live! just drop the song of the summer?


Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

The one thing that gets hammered home whenever he is in the news: a lot of people wildly underrated George Hill. He is really good.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he's highly motivated to make the playoffs with the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony will appreciate that.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose: Number 25 was all for Chicago. It grew me into the man I am right now. Says he wanted to bring a piece of Chicago with him.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose: "Last year I think I had a (great year) coming off of three surgeries." He says he feels like he can only get better.

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