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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In addition to playing at a quicker pace, the Knicks may use more pick and roll this season. Derrick Rose confirmed that they've been running pick 'a lot' of pick-and-roll thus far in training camp. It seems like this will emerge mostly early in the offense. The club will use the triangle in half court.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Good sign for team chemistry? Jeff Horancek and the Knicks wrapped up lunch yesterday at 1 pm and "the guys were still sitting there, talking to eachother until 2:30, a quarter to 3. We had to turnaround at 4:30 and have another praictce. So I think these guys really like each other."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Late in close games, Derrick Rose expects the Knicks to use a pick-and-roll to get a shot. "I don't think it's going to be the triangle. I think it's probably going to be 1-3 pick-and-roll or 3-1 pick-and-roll. Either me or Melo will have to create for someone to take the shot."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose said the triangle offense feels ‘foreign' thus far, but he's optimistic about it. "It's like 40 to 50 options on one side of the floor. It's like giving you your space for creativity. It's like if you're doing it the right way, you could do everything you want."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Sasha Vujacic with a nice feed to Kristaps Porzingis, who finishes in transition:

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Paul Pierce says he isn't planning a farewell tour, but he's willing to accept retirement gifts from opposing teams.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Kevin Garnett (with the towel wrapped around his head) coaching the Clippers' rookie big men, Brice Johnson and Diamond Stone, at the team's third day of training camp at UC Irvine.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

McDermott on what Dwyane Wade gave him for his number. Wade is wearing his customary #3 -- McDermott is now wearing #11. "He still hasn't given me anything," McDermott said. "He told me he's going to give me a lot of open shots. So that's the trade-off."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Doug McDermott, on if it has been strange coming to work and not seeing Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah: "It's weird," McDermott said after Thursday's practice. "It still doesn't quite feel real. But I think it's for the better. Not saying anything bad about those guys, obviously they meant a lot to this organization and helped me a lot. But I think we just needed a new vibe and I think we got it with these guys. And I just feel like everyone is -- the vibe is different. It's a much better better vibe. Obviously, wish those guys the best in New York."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Doug McDermott, on if coach Fred Hoiberg has treated players differently in his second season: "He's been much more demanding on us. He's really vocal out there and I've noticed a difference for sure. Obviously, he's real hard on himself about last year, as we are too. We don't want that to happen again so we're going to do everything we can right off the bat to try and fix it."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics practice glimpse: Rookie Jaylen Brown with a couple buckets in 3-on-3 drills.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas on Al Horford: "It's so crazy to have a guy like that on the team that -- we shot together a couple days ago and he was just like, ‘Man, I'm here to make things easier for you. So just let me know what you need.' That's just wonderful, especially a guy that has that much talent. My job is just making things easier for others and he's making it easier for me already."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's video of a Derrick Rose mid range jumper from a feed from Joakim Noah:

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's video of the Chasson Randle steal off of Derrick Rose, which led to a Maurice Ndour finish on the other end to win a scrimmage today.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Denzel Valentine said he's been playing mostly on the wings in practice, a little at point. About "70/30" he said.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

For those interested, here's a look at the shoes Derrick Rose wore during practice today:

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets signing of P.J. Hairston doesn't mean the team is close to signing restricted free agent power forward Donatas Motiejunas. According to a source, two sides haven't talked extensively in a month.