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The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Roseā€™s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted of offenses. Here is a transcript of his comments.

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Van Gundy addressing the societal scourge of domestic violence so bluntly is admirable. Itā€™s worth noting that Collison was arrested on a felony, but pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, and Derrick Rose has yet to be charged with a crime, as his case is in civil court. Roseā€™s trial began today, and jury selection continues tomorrow.