It has been an eventful offseason for the New York Knicks. The Knicks Hall of Fame king Phil Jackson made some pretty flashy moves this offseason, headlined by trading for former Bulls MVP Derrick Rose. It looked like the Rose trade wasn't paying off very early on, as Rose was dealing with a civil lawsuit that could be seen as a distraction that the Knicks did not need during their preseason. Today, that civil lawsuit came to an end as the defendant Derrick Rose was cleared of all charges. Now Phil Jackson can finally take a breath and see how his offseason will pay off.
With the addition of Rose, the Knicks boast their most newsworthy team in the last 3 years. This team contains a starting five consisting of a bonafide star in Carmelo Anthony, what looks to be a potential future star in Kristaps Porzingis, a former defensive player of the year in Joakim Noah, a solid starting shooting guard in Courtney Lee, and the youngest MVP of all-time in Derrick Rose. Sure some of those guys look like their prime's might be in the rear view mirror, but don't understimate the potential of a man with a chip on his shoulder. Derrick Rose finally has a new start and looks to keep his devastating injuries in the past. It was a low risk high reward move by Jackson, acuiring Rose on a one year prove what you're worth deal. If Rose can stay on the court, he might just win over all of New York's heart with his talent and will to get back to the top. "What if I told you a dying Rose could bloom again in the right garden."
Chin up Knicks fans, winning or losing aside this seems like a season destined for a lot of excitement.