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Does Derrick Rose Really Think The Knicks Are A “Super Team” Like The Warriors?

Submitted by on July 22, 2016 – 4:42 pmNo Comment

While speaking with reporters recently, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed that he doesn’t think “super teams” like the one the Golden State Warriors have put together this offseason are good for the basketball business. Yes, it will be fun to see Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green play together, but it will also destroy the competitive balance of the league and, truthfully, it almost ensures that the Warriors will be one of the teams in the NBA Finals next season. And what fun is that?

When Silver was talking about so-called “super teams,” though, he was only referring to the Warriors and maybe the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have a roster that includes LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love. He was not talking about the New York Knicks. But don’t tell that to Derrick Rose. During an interview with NBA.com this week, Rose went on the record and called the Knicks a “super team” since they now have a bunch of big names, including Rose, Carmelo Anthony, Joakim Noah, and Kristaps Prozingis.

“With these teams right now, they’re saying us and Golden State are the super teams, and they’re trying not to build that many super teams,” Rose said, “and Adam Silver came out with the statement and this and that. And the expectation I think of us, we just want to win. Talking to [Carmelo Anthony] and all the guys who’ve been around. You’ve got Brandon [Jennings] who just signed for one year, he’s got to show why he’s here. I’ve got to show why I’m here. Joakim [Noah] has to show why he’s there. Everybody’s trying to prove themselves.”

But uhhhh, did Rose get the wrong memo about which teams are actually considered “super teams”?

Now, don’t get it twisted: The Knicks should be much (much, much, much, much, muuuuuuuch) better next season than they’ve been in recent years during the upcoming season. They should make the playoffs, and if all goes according to plan, they should even compete for a decent seed in the postseason. But a super team? The Knicks? Um…

You can’t blame Rose for being confident and showing some excitement about his new team. But he shouldn’t get ahead of himself just yet. The Knicks are a good team now, but there’s nothing “super” about them just yet.

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