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Derrick Rose | Guard

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Memphis
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Derrick Rose said that he'll try to minimize contact next season to avoid wear-and-tear on his body.
"Just trying to [keep] people off my body," Rose said, explaining how his game has changed after multiple knee surgeries. "I'm using a lot of floaters, using a lot of pull-ups, stuff like that so that I won't get touched as much." He said that he's become a "smarter" player in recent years, and he's worked tirelessly to improve his shooting range, but he remains a high-risk fantasy option due to his unfortunate injury history. He's looked great practicing with Team USA this week, and a strong showing at the World Cup this summer would certainly ease fears about a setback. Jul 29 - 2:52 PM

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Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said that Derrick Rose (knee surgery) looked explosive at Team USA's training camp.

Rose has already received rave reviews from Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski and Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau joined the mix on Monday. "The same [speed and explosiveness]. The strength in his leg is great. His explosion is back. That’s all there," said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, who is serving as a USA assistant to Krzyzewski. Rose still has a long way to go in proving he's healthy, but he'll be a steal in fantasy drafts this fall if his knee holds up all season.
Jul 29 - 11:50 AM

Derrick Rose spoke with media following Monday's Team USA practice, and he is not lacking in confidence.

"I really think that I’m a special player in my mind," said Rose. "I still have youth. I’m only 25, man." When Rose was asked how close he is to being his old-self, he responded, "I’m there, man. I’m not worried about that. My confidence is very high." The hype-train on Rose is going to start early this year as the basketball world anticipates the return of the former MVP. He'll come with a lot of risk, and at a steep price on draft day, but if he can remain healthy, he'll be a very fun and exciting player to own.
Jul 28 - 6:43 PM

Derrick Rose briefly played during Team USA's scrimmage on Monday, and said that "it feels great" to be back on the court.

He also added that he is pain free, and that's what all the reports have been saying up to this point. Rose will be under a microscope throughout the FIBA World Cup (assuming he makes the 12-man roster), and Coach Mike Krzyzewski said that he would play without restrictions. Rose will be a risky first-round selection in next year's fantasy drafts.
Jul 28 - 5:48 PM

Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Derrick Rose will not have any restrictions with Team USA.

Considering he's had eight months to rehab his torn meniscus, Rose should be ready to go in Spain. As a reference point, most meniscus tears require around eight weeks of rehab time. He'll be competing for a roster spot and Coach K said he's excited to be see Rose play. We'll be tracking his progress throughout the event.
Jul 28 - 11:45 AM

Coach Tom Thibodeau said that Derrick Rose (knee) has "handled every step to this point the right way."

There has been very little word as to how Rose looks on a basketball court since tearing his meniscus back on Nov. 22, 2013. Rose is expected to make the Team USA FIBA roster, but he'll get some stiff competition from Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard and John Wall. Three of the five are expected to make the team. If Rose makes it, he'll definitely be under a microscope in Spain.
Jul 28 - 11:15 AM

Pau Gasol told the Spanish Daily Marca that Derrick Rose "is well recovered."

Gasol added that he's "not worried about" Rose's health, and that's how the reports have been trending so far. Rose has been going through full workouts for sometime now, but as Allen Iverson can attest to, practice is very different than competing in actual games. Rose is expected to play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and that will be the first time we get to see Rose compete at the professional level since going down last season. Rose will be a risky early round selection in next year's fantasy drafts.
Jul 18 - 11:09 AM

Derrick Rose has been named on the initial 19-player roster for the 2014 Men's National Training Camp in Las Vegas.

Nineteen guys will be vying for a spot on the 12-man World Cup roster, and Rose will be competing for a spot against Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry, and Damian Lillard. Rose has played a total of 10 games over the past two years, so it will be exciting to see the former MVP suit up for his first professional action since going down early last season.
Jul 14 - 10:54 AM

Derrick Rose practiced with the Bulls' Summer League team on Wednesday, after experiencing no issues following a Tuesday night workout.

It's noteworthy that Rose is routinely practicing without discomfort, but he has yet to decide whether he'll participate in Team USA's tryouts later this summer. Either way, he's on pace to be ready for opening night.
Jul 9 - 12:39 PM

Derrick Rose reportedly went through a full workout on Tuesday in front of Carmelo Anthony to prove that he's healthy and ready to go.

Of course, we didn't see the workout and we're guessing it didn't involve any defenders, but the bottom line is that Rose appears to be healthy and ready to go for next season. He recently said he may not be available for Team USA this summer, but the takeaway from this report is that Rose should be healthy and ready to go for the upcoming season.
Jul 1 - 11:45 PM

Derrick Rose (knee) is scheduled to be part of the Bulls' pitch to Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday, according to sources familiar with the meeting.

Rose had recently said he wouldn't take part in recruiting players to come play for the Bulls, so this is a bit of a reversal of course for the Bulls' star. It's unclear whether he will attend Anthony's meeting with the Bulls' front office or if he'll simply place a phone call, but either option can't do anything but help the Bulls' chances to land Melo. Rose's camp had previously told Anthony's camp that the former would welcome the latter's signing in Chicago, but we'll have to wait and see if Rose's participation in the recruitment makes any difference.
Jul 1 - 1:50 PM

Derrick Rose reportedly "expects" to play in the Bulls' season opener, but he hasn't decided whether to join Team USA for their World Cup tryouts this summer.

K.C. Johnson reported in mid-June that Rose would play "if the season started tomorrow," but that appears to have been pure hyperbole. "I still don't know yet," Rose said on Sunday. "If I'm feeling right and the time is [right], for sure I will go out [to Las Vegas for Team USA]. My body is responding good, but you never know." Rose, who has been playing 5-on-5 since about mid-May, also mentioned that he won't actively recruit Carmelo Anthony. "If [free agents] want to come, they can come," he said.
Jun 29 - 11:46 PM

Derrick Rose (knee) has been picking up the intensity of his workouts, according to coach Tom Thibdeau.

The coach also thinks Rose's health will not be a negative to attract free agents. He is now going through some 5-on-5 workouts and has said that he would be able to play in games. A full offseason should help him and there's no doubt he'll be working extensively to keep his knees in the best shape possible. The former MVP is still going to be a risky pick in the first round of fantasy drafts and chances are someone in your league will roll the dice on him.
Jun 27 - 1:29 PM

Derrick Rose would reportedly rather play with Kevin Love than Carmelo Anthony.

According to sources, Rose views Love as more of a "team player" than Anthony. However, Chicago management will not be consulting with Rose on any of the roster moves they make this summer, so there's not much to this report. If the Bulls want to land Kevin Love they will have to do so via trade, which may split up their roster more than signing Carmelo Anthony via free agency.
Source: NBC Sports
Jun 22 - 12:50 PM

Derrick Rose (knee) is playing 5-on-5 on a daily basis and looks "like the old Derrick Rose."

He said earlier this week that he would be able to play in games right now. Rose only had a meniscus tear last season, so he's taken an extraordinary amount of time to get well. The Bulls played well without him last year and will hope they can get a full season out of him.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 21 - 6:17 PM

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All Positions
PG1Derrick Rose
2Kirk Hinrich
3Aaron Brooks
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Doug McDermott
PF1Pau Gasol
2Taj Gibson
3Nikola Mirotic
4Cameron Bairstow
C1Joakim Noah
2Nazr Mohammed