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Derrick Rose on embracing the Triangle offense: ‘S—-, do I have a choice?’

It’s safe to say the Knicks point guard still isn’t comfortable with the team’s preferred style of play.

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If you want an update on Derrick Rose’s progress embracing the Triangle offense, look no further than his recent comments during a team practice in Philadelphia.

“S—-, do I have a choice? Do I have a choice?” Rose told reporters, according to the New York Daily News’ Stefan Bondy. “I just want to win games. Winning takes care of every category for an athlete.”

Knicks president Phil Jackson ordered head coach Jeff Hornacek to implement more Triangle sets in the team’s offense after the All-Star break. It was visible in the team’s wins over Philadelphia and Orlando and in its one-point loss to the Toronto Raptors.

Shortly after, Hornacek iterated the players’ ability to understand the offense would play a part in who gets retained for next season.

“As times goes on, you say, can they get it? Are they getting better at it?" Hornacek said, according to’s Ian Begley. "End of the year comes and we're having our discussions and you say, 'Can this guy play this offense?' We'll say either yea or nay or he's getting it, he's getting better. So I'm sure that's part of evaluations this summer."

Some believe Knicks guard Brandon Jennings was bought out, in part, because of his inability to orchestrate the offense. He later signed with the playoffs-bound Washington Wizards.

Rose has an answer for avoiding a similar fate and learning the offense in the season’s remaining weeks.

“Don’t f’ it up,” he said.