Fact 1: Derrick Rose was a superstar, the youngest player to ever win the NBA MVP (2011).
Fact 2: the NBA saw one team looking to become a “Superteam” this summer, as two-time Western Conference champ Golden State added Kevin Durant.
Fact 3: Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah came from Chicago to the New York Knicks, joining All-Star Carmelo Anthony and budding star Kristaps Porzingis.
Fact 4: Derrick Rose seemed to think that made the perennially bad New York Knicks a “Superteam” like the Warriors.
Fact 5: The Knicks are 1-3 and just lost to the Rockets 118-99.
Fact 6: The New York Knicks are not a “Superteam” — yet.
Fact 7: Any team — especially a Superteam with so many options (see Warriors) — needs time to gel.
Fact 8: Superteams must play defense.
Fact 9: Houston scored 118 points at Madison Square Garden.
Fact 10: Rose didn’t get to be a superstar by being delusional. He said after the game: ‘If we don’t start playing defense, we’re going to keep getting smacked like this.”
Fact 11: They’ll need offense too — Porzingis and Noah combined for three total points.
Fact 12: The Knicks still have 78 games left on the schedule.
Fact 13: Knicks fans aren’t sure at this point they want to watch.