After the loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Dec. 3, the New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau cut his rotation to nine and replaced Derrick Rose with second-year guard Miles McBride who helped the team win four straight, and Rose didn’t get off the bench in that stretch.

“Just trying to figure out how I can add more to the team without being out there,” Rose said. “It’s being more vocal, expressing how I feel. Asking about coverages to help the young guys. Just lead by example.”