Earlier today on Scoop B.com, I reported that retired NBA player, Kevin Garnett said he’d start Derrick Rose at point guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Yeah, I would,” Kevin Garnett told me.
“Everyone thinks they’re athletic, but the longevity, the consistency, and being able to stay healthy is what I worry about most and nothing else.”
“You know, you get older, but the knowledge don’t go anywhere. He’s more crafty now than ever in the pick-and-roll. He’s able to get shots for guys and he’s able to knock shots down, so yeah, I would.”
Add another retired NBA player backing Rose: Kenny Anderson.
An NBA All Star with the New Jersey Nets, Mr. Chibbs is a New York City hoop legend from Queens, by way of Archbishop Molloy High School.
Upon seeing the internet stir of KG’s preference of Rose over Kenny Anderson tweeted: “I would too!”
I would too!
— Kenny Anderson (@chibbs_1) September 13, 2018
Rose shot 50.9% from the field and 70% from downtown off the bench in the Timberwolves’ five-game playoff run. “I would definitely say he’s one of the top guards,” Garnett also told me.
“As you get older, the games pile up, the schedule is what it is,” he said. “It’s very hard to stay chasing these guys. You’ve got Russell [Westbrook], the West is full of guards.”
Rose, 29 has gotten support from his NBA peers. Earlier this summer, NBA free agent, Jamal Crawford spoke glowingly of Rose. Crawford still recognizes Rose as one of the game’s elite guards even to this day. “His athleticism is still there,” Crawford told me on the Scoop B Radio Podcast.
“He’s still as fast as any guard out there. He would have some practices where he’d just dominate and get to the lane at will, hit shots, hit mid-range shots and floaters, all the reasons people love him. And he can do all those things. He would just run back so nonchalant, like I could do this whenever I want. He didn’t say that, but his play was so easy for him, so I think that’s something he’s going to show more this year and people will be pleasantly surprised.”
Charlotte Hornets All-Star, Kemba Walker, is team D-Rose too! “He’s a great player, I’m a huge D-Rose fan,” Walker told me.
“Man, I’m a huge, huge Derrick Rose fan, and I’m happy to see him playing.”