The New York Knicks worked furiously during trade season, bringing in the likes of Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Brandon Jennings and Courtney Love.
We do hope the addition of these pro-ballers to their roster gives them the result they hope for. And at the Knicks’ media day, Carmelo Anthony pointed out that’s he has never played alongside someone like Rose.
“I’ve never played alongside a guy like Derrick,” Anthony said. “I’ve played alongside other point guards, different style, different type of point guards. To play alongside an explosive guy like Derrick, someone who can pick the pace up, who can push the pace throughout the course of the game, someone who’s a threat at that position — I think for me, the only thing that I can do is go out there and play basketball and enjoy playing basketball again and having fun with the game.
“I’m excited. I haven’t felt like this in a long time.”
Here’s Anthony on Joakim Noah, Brandon Jennings and Courtney Lee, the other new faces on the roster:
“Joakim, he’s a character. He’s very intense, very emotional, and you can see that with his workouts, you can see that in the gym, you can see that playing pickup, just him in the weight room working. You can see the focus that these guys have.
A guy who nobody really speaks about is Courtney Lee. I think he’s going to be a great addition to this team, a guy who comes in and does little things, does multiple things on the basketball court that a lot of people don’t talk about.
And then we have another guy, Brandon Jennings; his focus right now is to win, is to play good basketball and to help us lead this team. He’s focused and everybody’s focused. The focus level is an all-time high.”