CHARLESTON, S.C. — Derrick Rose performed most of his profession below Tom Thibodeau and is seemingly blissful to get away to a extra organized coaching camp.
“These final two years, I had Thibs,” Rose mentioned Thursday from his camp with the Memphis Grizzlies. “So this one in comparison with Thibs is, don’t get me unsuitable we labored. However Thibs is extra of like, how can I say it?
“It’s ran completely different. I’m simply going to say that. It’s ran completely different. Right here, it’s extra smoother. It’s extra fluent. And guys are actually getting their work in. And that’s not saying the fellows in New York didn’t get their work in.”
Rose didn’t clarify why the Grizzlies coaching camp was “smoother,” however added that he appreciates the continuity of the Grizzlies roster since “they don’t need to do a lot to tweak issues.”
Rose and Thibodeau have been collectively at three completely different NBA stops, having fun with a connection that appeared to deliver out the most effective within the level guard.
However final season in New York was a pressure on the connection.
Rose, the previous MVP, was not solely benched, he was pulled from the rotation and performed simply 27 video games.
It was an surprising growth after Rose confirmed as much as the 2022 coaching camp bragging about how he heeded Thibodeau’s name to drop weight.
After the season, the Knicks declined to choose up Rose’s $15.6 million workforce choice and he signed with the Grizzlies.
The hope is Rose will get enjoying time and function a veteran chief to a roster that was upturned final season by immaturity.
As anticipated, a present Knicks participant had a distinct opinion of Thibodeau’s coaching camp.
“He’s very detail-oriented, which I admire,” Donte DiVincenzo mentioned. “Going again to my school days, that’s why I’m within the NBA, enjoying for coaches who’re detail-oriented. So, I believe Thibs can deliver the most effective out of me.
“It’s simply all about angles, all about fundamentals, not skipping over any of the steps. A variety of groups on this league, they only depend on athleticism. They only depend on pure talent set. However Thibs, he takes the small print and he lets your pure skills take over with that and it stands out. And you’ll see it by Day 3 in coaching camp.”
Coincidentally, Thibodeau referenced Rose on Thursday because the catalyst to the 2021 run to the fourth seed.
“Three years in the past it was extra based mostly on our protection and on the finish of that 12 months, we turned the nook once we made the commerce for Derrick,” Thibodeau mentioned.
Relating to defensive analytics, Thibodeau prefers the “skilled eye” over a lot of the numbers.
“I haven’t seen a defensive score system but [that’s the best] and I’ve studied it fairly laborious for a very long time,” the coach mentioned. “To me it’s the skilled eye, what are issues that you simply worth that you simply suppose are vital to profitable? Over time, field-goal share has all the time been on the prime of my listing, rebounding margin is all the time on the prime of my listing. Do you problem pictures accurately? Are you making your opponent take the pictures that you really want them to take? Are you taking the worth pictures out of the sport? These are the issues I point out.”
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