Showing posts from November, 2016

Derrick Rose's Sacrifice To Win Games

Derrick Rose has shown flashes of his old MVP form through highlights, but after looking at his overall package, it's obvious that he's never going to be an MVP caliber player again. That does not mean the Knicks will not be successful. He is producing some of the worst numbers of his career, but it's important to factor in that he's not being utilized like he was in Chicago. Once again, that does not mean the Knicks will not be successful. Derrick Rose is sacrificing his numbers for his team. Right off the bat, Knicks fans love Rose’s ability to attack the rim. It's not just his quickness, but his strength. Rose gets to the rim by going into the chest of his defenders. Before Rose’s injuries, he was Westbrook, maybe even better. This is a very refreshing thing to see after dealing with Jose Calderon. Rose is a constant threat when heading to

Is Joakim Noah worth $72 Million?

Image The Knicks are at an interesting phase in their franchise. They're flirting with the desire for playoff contention, even though it's clear a championship is not within their stratosphere (apologies to everyone who bet on them to win it all this summer). It's difficult to find a balance behind building for a 32 year old superstar, and a 21 year old superstar. The Derrick Rose trade was a smart decision due to his expiring deal. Worst case scenario and Rose gets hurt, it's $21 million off the books. This makes the Rose acquisition beneficial if you want to win now, or if you're in rebuilding mode. After the Rose trade, the Knicks signed Hell’s Kitchen native Joakim Noah to a 4-year $72 million deal. Let's go over the pros and cons. Noah brings a culture to the locker room that is priceless. Well, we can't exactly say it's priceless, but this narrative rings true to many. Noah has been a homicidal