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After 'dark period,' Rose strong, confident

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LAS VEGAS -- The praise for Derrick Rose's game and his attitude continued on Wednesday during Day 3 of Team USA's camp.In the brief portion of practice the media was able to view, Rose made a nice block in transition and showed no fear in driving to the rim on the offensive end. It's that type of intensity Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau loves to see from his point guard on both ends of the...
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Rose has to push past physical doubts

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LAS VEGAS -- After dealing with a litany of injuries that have limited him to playing in just 49 games over the past three seasons, Derrick Rose finds himself at a crossroads in his career as he continues training with Team USA this week. The Chicago Bulls star must prove to himself -- and the rest of the basketball world -- that his body can withstand the grind of a long NBA season. He knows...
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McDermott trying to block out trade talk

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LAS VEGAS -- Chicago Bulls rookie Doug McDermott is learning very quickly about the business side of basketball. In recent weeks, the Bulls' first-round draft pick has seen his name surface in trade rumors that would send him to the Minnesota Timberwolves, along with other pieces, in exchange for star big man Kevin Love. McDermott, who is a member of the USA Select team practicing against the...
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Leadership role suits Rose with Team USA

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LAS VEGAS -- On Monday, Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski said he hoped Derrick Rose, along with Kevin Durant, would take on a leadership role on his star-laden team, but cautioned that the Chicago Bulls star had to "find himself first" as he works his way back from a second knee surgery.Less than 24 hours later, Krzyzewski had seen enough of Rose to know he can count on the former MVP, who,...
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Rose Reaction: Day 2 of Team USA camp

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LAS VEGAS -- The praise for Derrick Rose's game continued on Tuesday during Day 2 of Team USA camp. No matter which player or coach spoke, they all discussed how impressive Rose has been during his first two days of camp. Let's take a quick look at some of the highlights from Rose's day:In Rose's words: On the biggest difference he felt in his game from Monday to Tuesday -- "I think it was the...
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'Smarter' Rose aims for patience in return

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LAS VEGAS -- Derrick Rose's game is going to change as he tries to make his way back from yet another knee injury, but it hasn't altered the Chicago Bulls star's mindset on the court. The former MVP still believes he is the best player on the floor. "If you're right there (in front of me) then I'm going to try to dunk," Rose said after Team USA's first practice on Monday. "I don't care. My...
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Noah (knee) 'ready' to go for training camp

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LAS VEGAS -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah says he will be "ready" for training camp as he continues rehabbing from arthroscopic left knee surgery."I feel pretty good," Noah told ESPNChicago.com on Sunday during a promotional event for Adidas. "Obviously I have a ways to go, but I'm excited. When I see what our team looks like, I think that Gar [Forman] and Pax [John Paxon] put together a...
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Injured Butler won't practice with Select Team

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LAS VEGAS -- Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler will not practice this week on Team USA's Select Team because of a slightly strained groin, USA Basketball announced Sunday. The Select Team will practice against Team USA this week in advance of the national team's participation in the World Cup of Basketball in Spain in late August. Butler was one of several Bulls scheduled to participate this...
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Noah excited about the new-look Bulls

ESPN (Scott Powers) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah said Friday he likes what the Bulls have done in the offseason and has gotten over Carmelo Anthony's decision to re-sign with the New York Knicks."I'm really excited," Noah said of the Bulls on Friday. "I think Gar [Forman] and [John Paxson] and everybody did a real good job. I'm really, really excited about the Bulls. It just makes you want to work...
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Boozer 'humbled' during final Bulls season

ESPN (Staff) — Carlos Boozer said he was "humbled" by playing more limited minutes during his final season with the Chicago Bulls, who used the amnesty provision earlier this month on the last year of the veteran forward's contract."It was (difficult). It was at times," Boozer said Friday as he was introduced by the Los Angeles Lakers. "But you learn a lot. I was humbled a lot and I grew a lot as a man and...
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If Love goes to Bulls, what's Gasol's role?

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Lost amid all the speculation revolving around Kevin Love's possible relocation to Chicago is the fact that Love's arrival would have a direct impact on the Bulls' biggest off-season acquisition to date: Pau Gasol. With Love in the fold alongside Joakim Noah, Gasol likely would be the odd man out of the starting lineup. Neither Love nor Gasol have ever been known as great defenders,...
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Gibson: Rose going to be 'dominant'

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Taj Gibson has no doubt that Derrick Rose is going to come back this season better than ever after playing in just 10 games for the Chicago Bulls over the last two seasons because of two serious knee injuries. "Derrick's been having a great summer," Gibson said on Wednesday during an appearance for his basketball camp. "He's sacrificed, stayed in Chicago all summer to work...
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Bulls still exploring marriage with Love

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Gar Forman has a mantra that he lives by as it pertains to improving the Bulls on a day-by-day basis: He's always looking to improve the club. The basketball lifer delivers that message all the time when questions about roster construction are asked. That's why it should come as no surprise that the Bulls are still kicking the tires regarding a Kevin Love deal, according to...
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Bulls sign first-round pick McDermott

ESPN (Staff) — The Chicago Bulls signed first-round draft pick Doug McDermott to a contract on Tuesday."We're very excited about the addition of Doug," Bulls general manager Gar Forman said in a statement. "We love the versatility of his game and his ability to shoot. He's a fit for our team and organization on many different levels."McDermott, drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 11th pick in last month's...
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McDermott, Butler picked for Select Team

ESPN (Staff) — Fresh off an impressive showing at the Las Vegas Summer League, rookie Doug McDermott will join Chicago Bulls teammate Jimmy Butler on the USA Select Team that will practice against the national team as it prepares for the FIBA World Cup.McDermott and Butler were chosen for the Select Team along with the Golden State Warriors' Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green, the Utah Jazz's Trey Burke...
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