It’s laborious to beat this as a location for a wedding proposal.
Derrick Rose bought engaged on Tuesday, popping the query at middle courtroom on the Garden ground to longtime girlfriend Alaina Anderson. They have two youngsters collectively.
“Not bad,” coach Tom Thibodeau stated, referring to the spot of the proposal. “Real happy for him. Just seeing where he is. He’s in a really good place, on the court, off the court, all around. Alaina is a wonderful person. Just seeing how happy he is, we’re thrilled.”
When requested if Thibodeau shall be Rose’s finest man at his wedding ceremony, he joked: “I don’t know about that.”
He might should accept merely being within the wedding ceremony get together. Rose has performed for Thibodeau for 3 totally different groups — the Bulls, Timberwolves and now the Knicks.
Rose began on Wednesday towards the Pistons instead of Kemba Walker (relaxation).
With Walker out on Wednesday, Thibodeau stated he would use a wide range of choices as Rose’s backup on the level. That included taking part in Immanuel Quickley, Alec Burks and rookie Miles McBride in that spot.
“You can mix and match with them, and it’s seamless and we’ve done that at practice, and that’s what I’ve meant by you’d like to see if you can do it in the game,” Thibodeau stated.
As for Walker, Thibodeau stated he merely needed to provide him some relaxation and ensure he was prepared for the beginning of the season. The 31-year-old Walker has a historical past of knee issues and was restricted to 43 video games for the Celtics a 12 months in the past and didn’t play in back-to-backs.
It ought to be famous that the Knicks stated Nerlens Noel (knee/hamstring) was being rested for the preseason opener, earlier than later revealing his damage. He has but to seem in a preseason recreation, though Thibodeau stated the veteran middle is near being totally again.
Celtics ahead Al Horford is anticipated to be out for the regular-season opener towards the Knicks subsequent Wednesday after he examined constructive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, coach Ime Udoka advised reporters. Jaylen Brown examined constructive for the virus Friday, however ought to be again by the point of the sport on the Garden.