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Rose sits for 'recovery day' with Team USA

ESPN (Mike Mazzeo) — WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, who played his first game Saturday since tearing the medial meniscus in his right knee back in November 2013, was given a rest day Monday as Team USA practiced at West Point. "I feel great actually. My body is good. I'm not aching, so that's a good sign, and I'm just trying to take it day by day," Rose, who scored seven points in 24 minutes...
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Chicago native Coach K happy to be back

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- The happiest man in the United Center on Saturday night probably won't be Derrick Rose. That's a surprise given how excited the former NBA MVP is to play in front of his home fans again for Team USA after playing in just five home games last season before a torn meniscus in his right knee ended his campaign. The happiest man will be standing on Team USA's sidelines. That man would...
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Derrick Rose: 'My game is totally different'

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Mike Krzyzewski chuckled Friday when the topic of Derrick Rose's "role" on Team USA came up.With Paul George out of commission because of a gruesome leg injury and Kevin Durant leaving the team, Rose is expected to have more offensive responsibilities for Team USA as it gets set to face off against the Brazil on Saturday night at the United Center.In Krzyzewski's mind, though, not...
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2014-15 schedule: 10 games to watch

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls are gearing up for one of the most hyped seasons in recent memory. Coach Tom Thibodeau's team enters the season with a legitimate chance to contend for a title depending on Rose's health. The eyes of the basketball world will be focused on Rose as he tries to make his way back from a second serious knee injury. With that in mind, let's take a look at 10 of...
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Bigger Team USA role should benefit Rose

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — Tom Thibodeau spoke with a sense of relief during Team USA's training camp in Las Vegas two weeks ago. The Chicago Bulls head coach and Team USA assistant was ecstatic that Derrick Rose was back on the floor and performing at a high level and playing with the same speed and explosiveness that he had shown before his first knee injury in April 2012. But most importantly, Thibodeau was relieved...
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Lillard continues to learn from Rose

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — As far as the calendar is concerned, Derrick Rose, 25, is only a year and almost three months older than Damian Lillard, but the Chicago Bulls superstar is much older in professional basketball years. Rose is entering his seventh season in the league while Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers star point guard, is coming into just his third year. The pair will reunite beginning Thursday in...
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Korver in unlikely position with Team USA

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — Doug McDermott speaks with pride while discussing the ascension of Kyle Korver's career in recent years. The 33-year-old Korver, who is on his fourth NBA team in 11 seasons, is coming off the best season of his career and is in the mix to make the Team USA roster for the FIBA World Cup later this month in Spain.And to think Korver, who is the oldest player in Team USA's camp, almost walked...
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Bulls, Rose to open preseason vs. Wizards

ESPN (Staff) — Derrick Rose is expected to make his return to the United Center in a Chicago Bulls uniform on Oct. 6 against the Washington Wizards, part of an eight-game preseason schedule the team announced on Monday.Rose is scheduled to make his first appearance at the United Center as an active player since Nov. 18, 2013 when his Team USA plays Brazil Saturday in an exhibition tuneup for the FIBA World...
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New Cavs don't change Bulls' expectations

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose respects LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love but he isn't scared of them. He made that clear when the possibility of Love landing in Cleveland came up during Team USA camp last week."For us, I think it wouldn't change anything," Rose said. "We know that no matter who we play that we have a legit change to beat anyone in the league. But, at the same time, we know...
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McDermott appears ready for impact

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — Kyle Korver doesn't think Doug McDermott knows how good he has it as McDermott gets set to enter Chicago Bulls training camp as a rookie. Korver speaks glowingly about McDermott and believes that his friend will end up being a very good pro in the NBA, but he knows that McDermott will have to make some adjustments during his time in Chicago."He's got to learn how to deal with [Bulls coach Tom...
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Rose's week a success with Team USA

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LAS VEGAS -- Derrick Rose came to Team USA's training camp with a single goal in mind. He wanted to prove to all the people who were doubting whether he could return to form that he could still play at an elite level. After listening to both players and coaches rave about him throughout the week and then watching as he raced up and down the floor in Friday night's scrimmage, it's clear that he...
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Rose Reax: Guard continues to impress

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LAS VEGAS -- Kevin Durant is getting a little frustrated about having to answer the same question every day. He respects Derrick Rose a lot -- the two have trained together in years past -- but he isn't sure how to keep describing just how solid his friend has looked during the first four days of Team USA's camp."He looked the same as I said [Wednesday]," Durant said. "Great."Durant's feelings...
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Rose: Love to Cavs wouldn't impact Bulls

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LAS VEGAS -- Derrick Rose says nothing will change for the Chicago Bulls even if Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love lands in Cleveland. Love has been at the forefront of trade speculation for weeks and the growing feeling around the league is that he will eventually land with the Cavaliers since that is the only team Minnesota is currently speaking with in serious talks, according to an...
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Bulls GM happy with 'aggressive' offseason

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LAS VEGAS -- Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman hasn't completely ruled out making another major deal before training camp, but admitted Wednesday that he is happy with the roster he and executive vice president John Paxson have put together this summer. The Bulls added veterans Pau Gasol and Aaron Brooks, European star Nikola Mirotic, and rookie Doug McDermott while re-signing Kirk...
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Perspective changes for rehabbing Rose

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LAS VEGAS -- Derrick Rose is on a mission. The Chicago Bulls star wants to prove to all of his critics that he can still play basketball at an elite level. He wants to prove to his doubters that his body can withstand the grind of an NBA season after suffering two career-altering knee injuries that wiped out all but 49 games the past three seasons. He wants to prove to the city of Chicago, his...
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