MIAMI (AP)– The very first thing Derrick Rose carried out in his second stint with the New York Knicks was start giving out assists.

Which was before he even played.

Rose made his 2nd Knicks debut Tuesday night in Miami, examining in with 3:27 left in the first quarter and doing so without even having actually gone through any sort of practice with the group. It’s not like he doesn’t understand the plays; this is his 3rd go-round with Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau, after they were together in Chicago and Minnesota.

” It’s clearly someone that I’m familiar with and we’ve been through a great deal of things together,” Thibodeau said. “But the most significant part is what I felt he can add to our group. And I have actually always liked good players. If someone is a good player, I’m interested. And I think he’ll include a lot to our group. I know his character. I understand the type of colleague he is.”

Those teammate abilities went to use right now. Rose met up with the Knicks on Monday night in Miami, found the only novices on the club– Immanuel Quickley and Obi Toppin– at dinner, provided them his telephone number and informed them that he’s readily available for anything they require to know.

” He’s here to help us,” Quickley said. “He’s here to assist us grow.”

He’s back to help the Knicks win again, too.

Rose didn’t come up to the playoffs in his first stint with the Knicks– New york city went 26-38 in his 64 appearances throughout the 2016-17 season, the last with Phil Jackson managing things for the franchise– and the last time New york city appeared in the postseason was 2013. But after a trade with Detroit earlier today, the 33-year-old Rose is set to presume the role as New York’s smart veteran, the only previous All-Star now on the present Knicks lineup, obviously the only former MVP as well.

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” He absolutely can include a fair bit to that team,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra stated. “One, the collaboration in between he and Thibs has had a great deal of success, so they both feel great because. And with a brand-new group, brand-new management, it helps to have familiar faces that understand the culture and what they’re trying to drive. And Derrick is just a heck of a player. When he’s healthy, he truly moves the needle.”

Rose was with Thibodeau for 6 seasons in Chicago– including the 2012-13 season that he missed due to the fact that of a torn knee ligament– then 41 more video games over parts of two seasons in Minnesota, and now they’re together again with New York.

They have actually had terrific success along with one another. Rose won the 2011 NBA MVP award, capping his first season under Thibodeau and a 62-20 season for the Bulls. The Bulls finished No. 1 in the Eastern Conference standings that regular season and did the same the next year– the 2012 playoffs being the ones where Rose burnt out his knee.

Consisting of playoffs, Rose has played 256 video games with Thibodeau as his coach. He’s averaged 21.0 points and 6.3 helps in those games on 43% shooting; under other coaches, Rose has actually balanced 17.6 points and 5.2 assists on 47% shooting.

” I believe he’s discovered a lot about how to manage his body,” Thibodeau stated. “I believe he remains in excellent shape. He’s lighter than he’s ever been. So, I believe he’ll have a fantastic effect on our young people in regards to how to browse the league, how to conquer hardship, that sort of thing– and understanding the game.”


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