Knicks likely to start Derrick Rose in regular season opener

Derrick Rose has only played in one preseason game for the New York Knicks, but it looks like he'll be ready for the regular season opener.

According to head coach Jeff Hornacek, Rose will likely start in the season opener versus the Cleveland Cavaliers next Tuesday, via Al Iannazzone of Newsday:

“We’ll have to see how he is, but I would anticipate yes, he probably would,” Hornacek said after practice on Tuesday. “If we had no practices or one practice and then we had to play the game then maybe it would be a different story. But we have three days to practice, he was there at training camp, so he has seen our stuff.

“I would probably say at this point if he’s there at all our practices I probably would start him.”

The 28-year-old point guard has been busy with a civil sexual assault trial in Los Angeles since October 5th. He has been away from the team since then and has stayed in shape by doing what he calls penitentiary workouts.

The Knicks have two preseason games remaining on Wednesday and Thursday. If Rose does not return from his trial later this week, New York will likely start Brandon Jennings versus the Cavaliers in the opener.

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