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Derrick Rose calls time with Knicks ‘a learning experience’

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose isn’t looking back fondly on his one-year sabbatical in New York.

In an interview with Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press that was published on Tuesday, the former MVP opened up about his tenure with the Knicks.

“On the court was when it was the craziest to me,” said Rose. “Some of the strategies and all that, I didn’t understand. It was confusing. It was just a learning experience.”

Rose, who signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer, actually had a productive 2016-17 season with 18.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game in 64 appearances. But it was a year where the Knicks were plagued by drama and dysfunction left and right, some of which Rose contributed to. He was also vocal about his opposition to the triangle offense during the season.

The Cavs now mark Rose’s third NBA team in roughly a year-and-a-half, and while they often have their own spats of drama, their winning infrastructure should offer much better stability, at least for the one-year deal Rose signed.

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