Former New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose is excited to take the floor for the Memphis Grizzlies once their regular season begins on Oct. 25, and he’s already noticed key differences in how the two teams run their offense.
Having played under Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau in two separate stints (first as a member of the Chicago Bulls from 2008 to 2016), Rose explained what he prefers about the Grizzlies’ approach during the third day of training camp.
Without taking a direct shot at Thibodeau, Rose spoke enthusiastically about how each player on the Grizzlies roster is given the freedom to play their own brand of basketball under coach Taylor Jenkins’ plan.
He doubled down on his enthusiastic remarks by noting how Memphis wastes no time in pushing the ball down the floor in transition. Known for being among the fastest players to grace the NBA hardwood, Rose has built his career around his incredible speed and explosiveness and found himself in an offense that plays to his strengths.