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Phil Jackson and Jeff Hornacek discussed the Derrick Rose trade

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So much info!

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The New York Knicks draft viewing party turned into a regular old press conference Thursday afternoon, as team president Phil Jackson and head coach Jeff Hornacek answered questions on Wednesday's blockbuster trade for Derrick Rose.

First, the Zen Master, on Rose:

The organization was apparently very, very intent on finding a point guard, True, Rose did look much better toward the end of the year, but it's nice to hear that the front office harbors no illusions about Rose's injury risk and plans to hunt for a capable backup.

Phil took us through the thought process on the players he traded away:

"The price you paid" does not necessarily equal "the price you had to pay." Also, that robust free agent crop of big men will be negotiating in a much different free agency environment than the one which originally landed Robin Lopez. There's no guarantee they will be able to get decent value. But whatever.

Next up was Jeff Hornacek, who was his usual, upbeat self:

And he seems quite convinced Rose will benefit, not hinder, Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis:

Sounds good to me.

Finally, we end some non-Rose news:

Great news on Galloway and Thomas, whom they pretty much have to re-sign at this point. Otherwise they'd have a hard time filling out a rotation.

Let's hope Phil is playing coy about tonight's draft. It's almost time to party.