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Well-rested Derrick Rose says he would play in 2014 FIBA World Cup

NBA player Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls gestures during an exhibitigame Smart Aranetcoliseum suburban Quezcity north ManilPhilippines Sunday Sept. 15 2013.

NBA player Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls gestures during an exhibition game at the Smart Araneta coliseum in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Rose is in the country as part of the Asia leg of his promotional tour. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) ORG XMIT: XAF106

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Updated: September 18, 2013 10:45PM



It has been 508 days — give or take a few hours — since Derrick Rose last played in a regulation NBA game.

But when asked by a reporter in Manila, Philippines, the other day if he would play for the U.S. team in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, the rehabbing and well-rested Bulls guard responded that he would like to.

“If they select me on the team, it will be an honor,” Rose was quoted by ABS-CBNNews.com. “I definitely will be on the team if [coach Mike Krzyzewski] wants me.”

The FIBA tournament begins in 345 days.



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