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On June 22, Derrick Rose was traded to the New York Knicks.

A couple weeks later, Joakim Noah signed a 4-year deal worth over $72 million with the Knicks.

What should the expectations be for New York?

"They're high," Rose told Lang Whitaker of NBA.com. "I mean, with these teams right now, they're saying us and Golden State are the super teams, and they're trying not to build that many super teams, and Adam Silver came out with the statement and this and that."

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The Knicks haven't done much winning as of late -- 32 wins last season, 17 wins the year prior, and 37 wins in 2013-14.

New York has won one playoff series reaching the Eastern Conference Finals in 2000.

Since capturing the MVP in 2011, Rose has made one All-Star team (2012) and played in just 166 of a possible 394 games.

Noah was the 2013-14 Defensive Player of the Year and finished fourth in the MVP voting. But he appeared in just 29 games last season, averaging 4.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists.

Carmelo Anthony averaged 21.8 points per game last year -- his lowest output since 20.8 in 2004-05 -- and hasn't made an All-NBA team since 2013.

"And the expectations I think of us, we just want to win," Rose said. "Talking to Melo and all the guys who've been around. You've got Brandon (Jennings) who just signed for one year, he's got to show why he's there. I've got to show why I'm there. Joakim has to show why he's there. Everybody's trying to prove themselves.

 

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"When you've got a group like that, it's like, alright, I know everybody wants to do that, but we're going to break this down as simple as possible, and try to win every game. I think winning takes care of every category, as far as being an athlete.

"You look at endorsements, being on the floor, almost everything -- I think winning takes care of all that. And if you're in the league, winning takes care of all the mistakes, or if you have any problems on teams."

For the Warriors -- Steph Curry has won the last two MVPs, Kevin Durant was the MVP in 2014, Draymond Green has been runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year two seasons in a row and was Second-Team All-NBA last year, and Klay Thompson has back-to-back Third-Team All-NBA nods.

Golden State's odds of winning the 2017 title are 10/13, while the Knicks' odds are 75/1.