The New York Knicks wrapped up their training camp at West Point Saturday afternoon, and you better believe it was the BEST CAMP EVER:
Derrick Rose says this is the best training camp he's been through. Says it's the 'most focused' he's been' & he's in 'great condition.'— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 1, 2016
Derrick Rose got in some shooting work. Given his history of struggling with the jump shot, it’s nice to see him burying a few:
Video of Derrick Rose working on his shooting form after practice Saturday: pic.twitter.com/GP6wLq1yHC— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 1, 2016
Derrick Rose working on the corner three after the Knicks' final training camp practice: pic.twitter.com/F0ls7OK6Ps— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 1, 2016
HOT TAKE: If Rose hits four out of every five corner threes he takes in the regular season, it would be beneficial to the Knicks.
Joakim Noah was asked a slew of questions about his decision to sit out dinner with the Army cadets, with some goober even implying it could undermine his presumed role as the squad’s vocal leader. Noah skillfully deflected the question by declaring his belief that everyone can be a leader. Per Marc Berman:
“I don’t agree with that. I think those are just titles that people give you. I’m going to be who I am. Everybody can be a leader on any given day. I don’t think it’s one particular guy. This isn’t the army. This is basketball. There’s no sergeant. When I see a rookie before practice running wind sprints, that motivates me. So that’s leadership. Everybody can be a leader.”
That’s a damn fine quote. Now please, Lord, let this be the end of the story.
The Knicks have returned to their regular training facility in preparation for Tuesday’s preseason opener. It was a fun and instructive camp, but now it’s time to get down to business.