New York Knicks: Pros and cons of the Derrick Rose-Brandon Jennings backcourt
Nov 26, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) and guard Brandon Jennings (3) react to a call after Rose is charged with a foul during the second half of the game against the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center. Hornets win 107-102. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks point guards Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings are a unique combination to challenge opponents. We looked at the good and bad.

The point guard duo of Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings closed out the New York Knicks (11-9) home win over the Sacramento Kings (7-13) on Sunday. With Courtney Lee unavailable due to injury, Jeff Hornacek went small to counter Sacramento’s slower lineup, and it paid off.

But that was a Kings team that put in the effort of a preseason game. It wasn’t a real test for the effectiveness of this unique backcourt on a more full-time basis.

Down the stretch, Rose and Jennings were matched up againstĀ Darren Collison and Garret Temple. Collison played the entire second half and Temple is a career 4.5 points per game scorer.

According to, so far the duo has shared the court for a total of 248 possessions in 2016-17. We looked at the pros and cons of playing Rose and Jennings together even more.

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