The New York Knicks have been bad for most of their existence. At this point dysfunction, mismanagement, and drama have become normal for the franchise.
But not everybody has lost hope. For former Knicks guard Derrick Rose, he refuses to believe that the Orange and Blue will be bad forever and pointed out what he feels their biggest need is: a leader.
“From the outside looking in, it just seems like they’re still looking for someone to lead them,” Derrick Rose told The New York Post. “I’m not here, I wouldn’t even know what goes on up there on a day-to-day basis, but from the outside looking in, it looks like they’re stuck in a rebuilding mode again.
“But I do think they’ll have their time. Nobody can be bad forever. To each his own, that just wasn’t their time, that’s how I look at it. Of course a lot of people have got a magnifying glass on it right now. I feel like with all the things that have been said about New York, they’re gonna have their time pretty soon.”
RJ Barrett has yet to step up as a franchise cornerstone and James Dolan is still up to his usual antics. Still, Rose is among few who believe they can turn things around.
Coming from a former Knick makes it all the more surprising. He had a first-hand experience in what went on in the locker room -- so he should know more than anyone just how bad things are.
Nonetheless, he isn't betting on their misfortunate sticking around for much longer.