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Rose 'feeling good' after FIBA back-to-back

ESPN (Marc Stein) — BILBAO, Spain -- Derrick Rose quietly reached a milestone here Sunday night when he came off the bench in an otherwise forgettable first half for Team USA against Turkey. Rose's entrance into the game marked the first time the Chicago Bulls star played in the second half of a back-to-back set since Nov. 22, when his ill-fated appearance in Portland that night came to a halt with Rose suffering...
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Rose and Davis? Imagine the possibilities

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — Anthony Davis' play for Team USA has made the collective mind of Chicago basketball dance. Would Davis, a Chicago native, come back home to team with Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls? That scenario is still several years off, but that doesn't mean that fans can't enjoy the pair together in the moment as they did over the weekend when the Perspectives Charter product teamed up with Rose, the...
  • 12 days ago
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Anxiety all part of game in Rose watch

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — That feeling isn't going away.That feeling fans have every time Derrick Rose jumps, every time he makes a cut and every time -- like Tuesday, when he has some soreness in his knee and he can't practice -- isn't going to go away for a long time. It's in the pit of most fans' stomachs because of recent history. That's because Rose has barely been on the floor the last few years. Forty-nine games...
  • 13 days ago
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Kaplan on Rose: Knee soreness normal

ESPN (Staff) — If Derrick Rose is experiencing soreness in his surgically-repaired knees, it should be viewed as a completely normal part of the rehab process, according to Dr. Michael Kaplan, ESPN medical analyst."I think it's not something that you need to necessarily get nervous about," Kaplan said Wednesday on the "Carmen & Jurko Show" on ESPN Chicago 1000. "Obviously, when it's Derrick Rose, everybody...
  • 13 days ago
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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...
  • 15 days ago
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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...
  • 17 days ago
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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...
  • 17 days ago
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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...
  • 20 days ago
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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...
  • 20 days ago
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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...
  • 21 days ago
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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...
  • 22 days ago
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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...
  • 22 days ago
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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...
  • 26 days ago
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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...
  • 27 days ago
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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...
  • 31 days ago
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