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Mike Krzyzewski is done asking Derrick Rose how he feels. The Team USA coach made that very evident on Monday evening, leading into his team’s final exhibition game over Slovenia on Tuesday, winning the friendly 101-71 at the Gran Canaria Arena. ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:39:47 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kevin Love trade to Cavs does Derrick Rose no favors ]]> Lead story image

Bulls guard Derrick Rose was on the flight to Spain on Saturday, named as one of the 12 finalists for Team USA as it pursues the FIBA World Cup. It’s a nice way for Rose to leave his NBA troubles behind for the next three weeks. But make no mistake, at some point when the flags are done waving and the medals are handed out, he’ll have to come back to a reality that just got more serious, as the long-awaited deal to team Kevin Love with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland was made official. The Minnesota Timberwolves … ]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:36:49 -0500 <![CDATA[ Derrick Rose looks fit in 13 minutes against Puerto Rico ]]> Lead story image

Last week in Chicago, Bulls star Derrick Rose was asked if he needed to be in the starting lineup for Team USA. ‘‘As long as I can step on the floor, knock this rust off, I’ll be fine,’’ Rose said. ‘‘I don’t mind coming off the bench.’’ That was tested Friday, when Team USA played its last exhibition game on American soil for the World Cup. Rose was a bench player in Team USA’s 112-86 vic- tory against Puerto Rico in New York — a bench player with an  asterisk, however. After Rose sat out practices Monday and Tuesday and missed … ]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:12:30 -0500 <![CDATA[ Derrick Rose intends to return vs. Puerto Rico ]]> Lead story image

Daily Derrick Rose health updates have become de ­rigueur for Bulls fans. Now, the rest of the country is getting a sample size. Rose practiced Thursday with Team USA and intended to play in the exhibition ­Friday against Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden. “I’m feeling good,’’ Rose said to reporters. “I’m going to give it a go [Friday] and see how it goes, and I’m just trying to stay positive until then.’’ Similar to last training camp for the Bulls, Rose suffered fatigue and general soreness after the 95-78 victory Saturday over Brazil. The easy assumption was one or … ]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:38:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ Derrick Rose should quit Team USA, save himself for Bulls ]]> Lead story image

RICK TELANDER: OK, Derrick, just stop. Quit Team USA and call it a day. Or a week. Or whatever. Rest your right knee. Rest your left knee. Rest everything. Have yourself cryogenically frozen and then thawed in two months, ready to play NBA basketball. ]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:25:24 -0500 <![CDATA[ Derrick Rose on sitting out Team USA win: ‘It’s just body fatigue’ ]]> Lead story image

The two most scrutinized knees in Chicago put everyone on deep-breath alert again Wednesday. Bulls guard Derrick Rose was a late scratch for Team USA in its 105-62 exhibition victory over the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden. He has been sidelined with ‘‘general body fatigue’’ since a victory over Brazil at the United Center on Saturday night. Rose, who has had season-ending surgeries on both knees since the 2012 NBA playoffs, sat out both practices in New York but participated in the shootaround Wednesday morning and, according to one source, ‘‘moved very well.’’ It wasn’t well enough for USA … ]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:41:08 -0500 <![CDATA[ Adoring Bulls fans turn UC into Rose Bowl ]]> Lead story image

Missed two-handed breakaway dunks can be forgiven. On Saturday, any Derrick Rose misstep was tolerated. Rose was back at the United Center with Team USA, and that was the only thing that mattered to the hometown fans. What he did or didn’t do against Brazil in Team USA’s 95-78 victory was mostly irrelevant. Rose, who had seven points, had to move from the middle of the introduction line to the end so that he could be announced last amid a thunderous standing ovation. Then Rose came to halfcourt to thank the fans and use the exhibition as a platform to … ]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 02:35:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ Derrick Rose says he has ‘no fears,’ so fans shouldn’t, either ]]> Lead story image

It sounded like one of those wise comments that end up in a book of quotations. ‘‘I have no fears; I have faith.’’  — Derrick Rose, U.S. basketball player. So simple yet so profound. Rose is a lot of things. Humble. Athletic. Agreeable to a fault. Maybe even jinxed. But Churchillian? No. Maybe we should start listening a little harder. Last week, he was telling us how to proceed. If he has no fear about his future, then why should anybody else? On Saturday at the United Center, Chicago fans followed where Rose was leading them on the subject of … ]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 02:34:51 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bulls guard Derrick Rose has harnessed quickness, wants to be more vocal ]]> Lead story image

Derrick Rose admits that there were times when he didn’t know what he was doing on an NBA court. That didn’t stop him from being named MVP in 2011 and leading the Bulls to the Eastern Conference finals. So two knee surgeries later, what will his hometown fans see when Rose takes the court Saturday night at the United Center for Team USA? “My game is totally different,’’ Rose said Friday. “When I came back last time, I was just trying to get into a groove. I felt a nice little groove, and my confidence is high right now. Even … ]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 02:13:20 -0500 <![CDATA[ Derrick Rose on injuries: ‘I have no fears — I have faith’ ]]> Lead story image

That “new beginning’’ that Derrick Rose harped on a few weeks ago in Las Vegas? It definitely continued to be tested on Thursday. Just a few minutes into the latest Team USA intrasquad scrimmage at the Quest MultiSport Complex in Chicago, there laid the massive body of Sacramento big man DeMarcus Cousins reeling in pain and clutching his right knee. Rose took the basketball, calmly moved to the other side of the basketball court as trainers surrounded Cousins, and fired up some jumpers, seemingly doing whatever it took to get his mind off of it. After all, two season-ending knee … ]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:57:37 -0500 <![CDATA[ D-Rose, Team USA to play exhibition vs. Brazil at the UC ]]> Lead story image

This weekend, Bulls fans will get their first look at the hype when Rose and the U.S. national team play an exhibition against Brazil at the United Center. ]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:33:56 -0500