The Washington Wizards veteran Taj Gibson said on Friday that he’s not surprised his former teammate Derrick Rose has handled being dropped from the New York Knicks rotation in a professional manner.
“It’s different, but it’s a part of our league,” Gibson said. “Nothing surprises me. He’s been professional, so I’m sure if Thibs gives him the nod … in a crucial time, he’ll come and perform. Derrick’s a professional, so once you’ve been around long enough, you kind of can weather any storm coming your way, and that’s kind of what Coach Thibs is. He’ll push you in different, uncomfortable situations, and you’ve got to figure it out.”