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3) Derrick Rose is out a couple of months following ankle surgery
The one thing that has kept the Knicks season afloat was their bench play: When Derrick Rose, Immanuel Quickley and Obi Toppin were on the court together the Knicks had a 15.7 net rating. That’s not all on Rose: If the Knicks don’t start to get more out of Julius Randle and Evan Fournier what Rose does when he returns will not matter.