Derrick Rose hopes his decision to not show up for the New York Knicks’ game on Monday won’t impact how the front office views him in free agency.
Rose returned to Chicago to tend to a family issue without notifying the Knicks. Rose was fined and returned to the Knicks on Tuesday, playing in games on Wednesday and Thursday.
“When I was in the room I felt like they understood where I was coming from,” Rose said of Knicks management. “I hope one incident didn’t change their minds. Who knows? This is a business and if it was to happen I’m still going to play the way I normally know how to play no matter where I’m at.”
The Knicks have been publicly supportive of Rose in the wake of Monday’s incident.
“Right when I came back, I felt nothing but love,” Rose said. “I apologized to them and like I said, it eases everything when they understand.”