Tom Thibodeau raves about ‘elite’ Derrick Rose after guard rejoins Knicks

NEW YORK — The relationship is well-documented, forged in Chicago and carried now to a third destination. There’s no bigger believer in Derrick Rose than Tom Thibodeau, and the coach reiterated that a day after acquiring the point guard. “He’s still one of the elite players in this league,” Thibodeau said Tuesday during a long answer about the benefit of the trade. Thibodeau also raved about Rose’s conditioning, which is an important area considering the 32-year-old’s longstanding durability concerns. Rose hasn’t played more than 66 games in a season in a decade, and the minutes were reduced t…

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