Derrick Rose called the Knicks a super team, which is absurd. When people called the absurd comment absurd, Rose doubled down. How else can Rose show his absurd confidence in the Knicks? Rose, via Nick DePaula of Yahoo Sports: I think we have a chance to win every game, and in the league, that’s rare. Let’s give Rose the benefit of the doubt. I think he meant the Knicks are capable of winning each time they take the court, not that they’ll go 82-0. That’s probably true. I can’t, today, call any single game on the Knicks’ schedule a guaranteed loss. Sure, some games are harder than others. The Knicks probably won’t win at Golden State in their sixth city in 10 nights. But they could. The Lakers
Illinois head coach John Groce continued to build on what is currently one of the nation’s best recruiting classes, as he added a commitment from Trent Frazier on Sunday. Frazier is one of the nation’s best scoring point guards. A 6-foot-1, he’s known for his ability to get into the lane, but part of the reason that he had a breakout July is that his jump shot was better. The Florida native ranks in the top 100 of just about every major recruiting service. He’ll join a 2017 Illini recruiting class that already includes five-star Jeremiah Tilmon, DaMonte Williams and Javon Pickett.
Rutgers landed a commitment from seven-footer C.J. Gettys on Monday night. Gettys is a graduate transfer from UNC-Wilmington, where he averaged 5.3 points, 5.1 boards and 1.4 blocks for a team that reached the NCAA tournament. Gettys is a slow-footed back-to-the-basket player, however, and that didn’t exactly fit with the way that UNCW head coach Kevin Keatts likes to play; think Shaka Smart’s VCU teams. So Gettys opted for Rutgers, picking the Scarlet Knights over Dayton, Purdue and Chattanooga. He is the fifth member of new head coach Steve Pikiell’s first recruiting class.