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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets have internally talked about several positions for Jose Reyes. That includes the outfield. They've also discussed a utility role and being primarily being a third baseman or second baseman.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins acknowledged he's already discussed with his staff how the Mets would use Jose Reyes assuming he lands with the Mets. Reyes will become a free agent on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins hopes that Steven Matz can throw 110 pitches on Friday night against the Braves. Still, after Matz had elbow tightness in his last start, Collins said: "We'll keep a close eye on him."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he's highly motivated to make the playoffs with the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony will appreciate that.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose: Number 25 was all for Chicago. It grew me into the man I am right now. Says he wanted to bring a piece of Chicago with him.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose: "Last year I think I had a (great year) coming off of three surgeries." He says he feels like he can only get better.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he's feeling healthy this summer: "I feel like something special is going to happen (this coming season)."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he may get involved in recruiting free agents to New York this summer.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he's thankful that the Bulls traded him to New York. Says he feels he'll be appreciated by the fan base.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose on free-agent Joakim Noah: "Oh, I want him... He knows that I want to play with him."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose, a free agent in 2017, says he's hopeful that he can be in New York long-term. He says he got a welcome reaction from Knicks fans since the trade.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he comes to the Knicks with a singular focus: "I just want to win." Says he knows there will be pressure in New York.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says hearing about the trade was emotional. Says he chose No. 25 to bring his hometown of Chicago with him. It was his high school number and the number of the late Ben Wilson, a Chicago high school legend.

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Friday's Mets-Braves lineups

The Mets welcome center fielder Yoenis Cespedes back to the lineup after two days to face Aaron Blair and the Braves.

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Knicks sign undrafted Ron Baker

The Knicks have reportedly signed Wichita State's Ron Baker after he went undrafted Thursday night. The Shockers' standout averaged 14 points and 4.8 rebounds in his senior season. SNY

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek wants Kristaps Porzingis, the 7-3, 240-pound big man, to get stronger. But he doesn't want him to add weight solely to match up against 5s: "If he's 7-3 and he's got a little bit more bulk to him, that he can play that 5," Hornack said Thursday. "We obviously want to get him stronger. But to put on a bunch of weight so he can play more of the five is not a great thing to do."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson sees benefits of playing Kristaps Porzingis at center, with a caveat: he doesn't want to use him as a full-time center. "I'm not going to limit him to a position," Jackson said Thursday. "I do think that he's going to play a center role. Last year he had minutes at it. We see how this game is evolving into a lot of guys that are going small at the end of quarters, end of halves, end of games. Is he one of those guys that fits into those grouping that can play small ball at the end of a game? Yeah, I think so. I kind of think he can."

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

No Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann or Ike Davis in tonight's Yankees lineup vs the Minnesota Twins and lefty Tommy Milone. Here's the lineup: Gardner lf, Refsnyder 1b, Beltran rf, Rodriguez DH, Castro 2b, Headley 3b, Gregorius ss, Hicks rf, Romine c. Tanaka pitching

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Based on his last two press conferences, I don't get the sense that Phil Jackson is a big fan of the NY media.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

There are people in the Knicks organization who'd like to pursue Joakim Noah in free agency. And the interest seems to be mutual. People familiar with the situation say the Knicks are one team that Noah will be interested in in free agency. It will be key to find a contract that works for both sides, obviously. But Derrick Rose and Noah are close; Noah also has a good relationship with Carmelo Anthony. The Bulls center also grew up in New York and attended high school in Brooklyn. Also, for those interested in such things, Rose and Noah have been spotted in NYC together in the last 24 hours.

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Watch: Knicks introduce Derrick Rose

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