New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose was asked if he hopes nothing happens at the trade deadline. He's well aware that the Knicks are talking to Minnesota about a trade. "I just want to play. Like I said, it's not up to me," he said. "My job is to be a professional about it, no matter where I'm at. If they decide to do it, I'll go there. I feel like I'm prepared but we'll have to see."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he hasn't been in touch with his agent, B.J. Armstrong, to talk about trade rumors. He said he doesn't want to drive himself crazy.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he's prepared for anything that happens at the deadline but isn't thinking about possibly being traded. "I'm just waiting," he said.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury haven't stolen as many bases in recent years. Gardner said that pitchers are quicker to the plate and there are no more "gimmes." Still, Gardner said they need to be more aggressive.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose is also here at Knicks shootaround.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees Dellin Betances said he had an offer to play from Joe Torre to play for the United States in the WBC, but chose the Dominican Republic to honor his parents.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here at Knicks shootaround and Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings are on the court, shooting around.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka vs. Yankee newcomer Chris Carter

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Clippers had recently shown interest in Knicks SG Courtney Lee but one team that had been in touch with the Knicks didn't get the impression that Lee would be moved. Another team in contact with NYK said the club is looking for a first-round pick - just like every other team - and had discussed packaging Kyle O'Quinn and Brandon Jennings together in a deal.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Timberwolves and Knicks, by the way, remain in active discussions for a possible Derrick Rose deal, according to sources.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In talks with Minnesota on a potential Derrick Rose deal, the Knicks had been seeking multiple players or a player and a draft pick in return, sources said. Point guard Ricky Rubio is the obvious candidate because he and Rose could be traded in a one-for-one deal. The organization has also held Rubio in high regard for some time. It be interesting to see if Knicks pull back on their insistence for a multiple-player or player-and-a-pick return as the 3 pm deadline approaches.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

I don't know if this has anything to do with Minnesota's trade talks with the Knicks for Derrick Rose, but it will fuel conspiracy theories: Ricky Rubio started following Kristaps Porzingis on Instagram recently. Also, Knicks rookie Willy Hernangomez bacatipned with Rubio, a friend of his, over the All-Star break.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Discussions surrounding a potential trade of Derrick Rose continued between the Knicks and the Timberwolves on Wednesday, according to a source. It is unclear what, specifically, Minnesota would offer the Knicks in a potential swap for Rose. Although according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the Timberwolves are motivated to move Ricky Rubio because team president and coach Tom Thibodeau sees rookie Kris Dunn as the franchise's point guard of the future.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose isn't the only player to draw interest from opposing teams looking to make a trade. Kyle O'Quinn and Brandon Jennings both being asked about in recent days, sources say. O'Quinn has played well this season and is on a team-friendly contract. Jennings is in the final year of his contract and has proved durable this season after missing nearly 12 months with an Achilles injury.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony on Knicks management: "Those guys understand and know how I'm feeling, what's on my mind, and what I would like to see happen." Anthony has said in the past that he's dedicated to New York and said Wednesday that he doesn't feel the need to keep talking about his devotion to the Knicks and the city.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose sat out the final portion of a scrimmage today but he participated in all of practice prior to that, per the Knicks.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony said he was feeling relaxed as the trade deadline approached: "If something is going to happen it's going to happen. I haven't heard anything as of right now, so that's not something that I'm concerned about."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony says he still hasn't heard from Knicks management about any possible trades and reiterates that he expects to be with the team for their first game after the deadline.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Jennings said he took a break from social media over the past few days, in part, because of some crazy responses from Knicks fans. (I'm thinking of doing the same.)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said yesterday that Courtney Lee was too ill to fly to NY in time for Tuesday's practice but he's expected to play Thursday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah (hamstring) and Courtney Lee (illness) did not practice today. Carmelo Anthony is practicing today.

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