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Coach Mike Krzyzewski said he is planning Derrick Rose to be healthy enough to play in the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

"I'm not going to do assumptions," Krzyzewski said of Rose. "I think he's ready. I'm thinking about him playing and being there [in Spain]." Rose is just dealing with general body soreness and missed two exhibitions for Team USA, so all eyes will be on him for tonight's match vs. Puerto Rico. His torn meniscus injury from last season isn't quite as severe as his ACL tear from 2012, but he is certainly not all the way back. He'll be a risky pick in fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 22 - 9:21 AM

Derrick Rose said he was "feeling good" after Team USA practice on Thursday.

"I'm feeling good. I'm gonna give it a go tomorrow & see how it goes," Rose said. "Just trying to stay positive til then." He sat out Team USA's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday citing knee soreness. The national team has been taking every precaution with Rose as he looks to return to the NBA after missing nearly all of the past two seasons.
Aug 21 - 4:09 PM

Derrick Rose will practice with Team USA on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic due to fatigue.

Rose's name was listed on Team Blue, while Kyrie Irving will play on Team White alongside the other Team USA starters. Team USA will have to play nine games in 16 days at the upcoming World Cup of Basketball, so there is a chance that Rose is left off the roster if the coaching staff decides to opt for a more reliable option. The 25-year-old has as much potential as any player entering 2014-15 fantasy drafts, but owners need to be aware of the huge risk that comes along with that upside.
Aug 21 - 12:28 PM

Derrick Rose said he will play in Team USA's exhibition game against Puerto Rico on Friday.

Rose sat out Wednesday's exhibition against the Dominican Republican due to what he called body fatigue, but the Bulls' star said he'll be ready to go on Friday. "Just trying to protect myself, just knowing that this is a long, long schedule and this is the most basketball I'll be playing in two years," Rose said. "So I'm just going in, trying to gear up, making sure that I'm healthy." His involvement in Thursday's practice will be more telling in terms of his availability for Friday, but we'll have to take him at his word for now.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 21 - 9:13 AM

Coach Tom Thibodeau said he expects Derrick Rose (soreness) to practice on Thursday and play on Friday vs. Puerto Rico.

He went through shootaround on Wednesday, but the team held him out of action in the game. During NBATV's Wednesday broadcast, Coach Thibs did mention he may have sat Rose out because he wanted to get a look at some players, so that does make sense. If Rose does sit out of practice on Thursday, that could be a red flag. Stay tuned.
Aug 20 - 9:09 PM

Derrick Rose will not play vs. the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night in Team USA's exhibition.

The coaching staff just wants to give him another day off. Since Saturday's exhibition, Rose has missed both practices and now he's missing game action. He's not expected to miss much more time and should be ready for when the FIBA World Cup starts on Aug. 30. Kyrie Irving is starting in place of Rose.
Aug 20 - 7:05 PM

Derrick Rose is a game-time decision for Wednesday's scrimmage vs. the Dominican Republic.

It's due to soreness and Rose continues to downplay the injury. He's missed a couple practices, but did go through morning shootaround. The former MVP looked great in Team USA's scrimmages and hopefully he's out there tonight.
Aug 20 - 6:00 PM

Updating a previous report, Derrick Rose (knee soreness) went through shootaround but it's unclear whether he'll start for Team USA on Wednesday.

Rose "moved well" and didn't seem bothered by his knees, so he should play even though it's a mere exhibition vs. the Dominican Republic. Team USA will have a busy schedule once the FIBA World Cup begins in earnest, and we'll continue to keep a close eye on Rose's health throughout the tournament.
Aug 20 - 12:33 PM

Derrick Rose and Team USA director Jerry Colangelo confirmed that Rose sat out practice on Monday and Tuesday as a simple precaution.

"Right now, there’s no issue here," Colangelo said. "If he needs down time, this is a good time for it. He can rest and we kind of move on from there." Rose hadn't planned to rest on Tuesday but he isn't concerned, saying, "I’m just seeing how I feel every day. There’s nothing wrong with rest. It’s not like it’s the season, so I’m not worried about it." He expects to play on Wednesday but may not start the game, due to an informal Team USA rule requiring starters to practice the day before a game.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 20 - 9:06 AM

Derrick Rose sat out practice again on Tuesday as a precaution, and he may not start Wednesday's exhibition in New York.

His inactivity on Monday was reportedly a "planned light day" and he does plan to play on Wednesday, even if he doesn't start. Rose's health will be scrutinized all year and his decision to rest during consecutive practices will raise a few eyebrows, but he's healthy and has been very impressive over the past few weeks with Team USA. Check back on Wednesday for his status vs. the Dominican Republic.
Aug 19 - 2:39 PM

ESPN's Fran Frascilla said on Monday that Derrick Rose will not practice with Team USA as a precaution.

Rose was spotted with ice on his knees, but we want to emphasize that this was a "planned light day" for Rose, and not much should be read into this. Rose has shown flashes of his former-MVP self during Team USA's exhibition games and practices, and so far all the reports on Rose's health have been positive. The world will get another glimpse of Rose during Wednesday's friendly vs. the Dominican Republic.
Aug 18 - 2:31 PM

Derrick Rose scored seven points in 24 minutes during Saturday's exhibition vs. Brazil, while being serenaded with "MVP" chants from the hometown crowd in Chicago.

"I've been preparing for this for a long time," Rose said. "Probably, if this was a couple weeks ago I wouldn't have been emotional, but right now it feels great." Tom Thibodeau said that he "couldn't be more pleased" with Rose's performance, and the former MVP has repeatedly emphasized how his game has matured over the past few injury-plagued seasons -- he's worked hard to improve his jump shot, he's more patient and deliberate offensively, and he's a more vocal leader on and off the court. Fans can watch D-Rose and Team USA take on the Dominican Republic in New York on Wednesday.
Aug 17 - 3:37 PM

Tom Thibodeau believes that Derrick Rose has returned to form, and that the FIBA tournament will be a great way to prepare for the upcoming season.

"This is the perfect setting for him," said Thibodeau. "I thought his first (USA team) experience in 2010 was the springboard to his MVP season... I love the way he’s playing. He’s finding the rhythm of game and playing to his strengths... He’s shaking some rust off, but his explosiveness is back." Rose scored just seven points, to go along with four rebounds, three turnovers, and two assists, during Team USA's friendly vs. Brazil, but he looked poised while on the court. His explosiveness has definitely returned, and hopefully we'll see a healthy Rose this season after two serious knee injuries have limited him to just 10 games over the past two years. Despite the glowing reports, Rose remains a high-risk pick come draft day.
Source: Bulls.com
Aug 17 - 12:24 PM

Derrick Rose hopes his time spent with Team USA will give him the opportunity to become a better leader.

"This is my chance to become a better leader," said Rose. "Being more vocal in the locker room and on the floor." The world will get a glimpse of Rose during Saturday's exhibition game vs. Brazil. He'll be a risky early-round selection come draft day.
Aug 15 - 6:00 PM

Coach Mike Krzyzewski is planning on using a more guard-heavy attack with Kevin Durant's recent departure from Team USA.

"You have to do more to get your guards shots," said Coach K. "I mean, these guards are really good, but they were complementing one another – Kevin with those guards. … Now we have to look at developing our inside and getting the guards more involved." The US roster is still extremely talented despite losing key pieces to their offense, and it looks like Coach K is going to focus on the plethora of talent he has at the guard position to turn out wins in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 15 - 4:32 PM


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