Rose adjusting to role with Knicks

Top picks in the NBA Draft are supposed to be the top options on their teams.

That's not so for Knicks guard Derrick Rose. He said he’s fine with playing second fiddle to Carmelo Anthony on his new NBA team this season.

“My job is to come here and help (Anthony) win,” Rose said Tuesday, via the New York Daily News. “This is his team.”

Rose made his comments on the first day of training camp with his new team.

He was traded to the Knicks from his hometown Chicago Bulls, the team that selected him first overall in 2008, just before June’s NBA Draft.

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“In Chicago, I think they just got used to seeing me," Rose said. "Ever since I was in grammar school. Then six or seven months I spent at (the University of Memphis), and I came right back to Chicago. And they saw me when I was in my prime, I think I can still reach that prime, but I think they just got used to me. That’s no knock against them. I can’t get mad at them or hold a grudge against them. All I can do is just work on my game and hope that they continue to look.”

He joins a Knicks franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2013 under Anthony. For his part, the No. 3 overall draft pick in 2003 said he’s glad to have Rose to help the cause and hopes his teammate can return back to the form that lead him to NBA MVP status before the injury bug slowed his career.

“I’m more excited for him than I think he is for himself. I love kind of comeback stories,” Anthony said. “I love when guys are always counted out, backs up against the wall, and they have an opportunity to go out there and prove themselves. You can just see a different Derrick than what you’ve seen over the past couple of years. You can just look at it. The look is on his face. You can just see it.”