Derrick Rose looking great, according to John Paxson and Gar Forman

Derrick Rose looking great, according to John Paxson and Gar Forman
Derrick Rose had another poor shooting night in Team USA’s blowout win over Lithuania in the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball, making only one of his eight attempts. But according to quotes published by the Tribune’s John Byrne, John Paxson is pretty happy with the progress Rose has made during the tournament: “You’ve seen... Read more »

Derrick Rose backs up his words in Team USA rout of Slovenia (plus video highlights)

Derrick Rose backs up his words in Team USA rout of Slovenia (plus video highlights)
Derrick Rose promised to be more aggressive looking for his own shot when the Americans faced Slovenia in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Fiba World Championship of Basketball. Mission accomplished. Rose hit six of ten shots for 12 points, adding a game-high five assists, in 18 minutes of play as Team USA completely dominated the... Read more »

Derrick Rose says he has fixed his shot in advance of Slovenia game

Derrick Rose says he has fixed his shot in advance of Slovenia game
Derrick Rose has shot the ball about as well as my 6-year-old daughter in Team USA’s first six games of the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in Spain. But according to ESPN’s Marc Stein Derrick Rose is vowing to break out of his shooting slump Tuesday when Team USA meets Slovenia in the quarterfinals of... Read more »
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Derrick Rose, Team USA ready for FIBA World Cup elimination round

Derrick Rose, Team USA ready for FIBA World Cup elimination round
Derrick Rose still can’t make a shot to save his life, but thankfully he’s only a role player on this year’s Team USA that is four wins away from capturing the championship of the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball. The most important detail for Bulls fans so far is that Rose made it through... Read more »

Derrick Rose looks better as Team USA blows out Dominican Republic

Derrick Rose looks better as Team USA blows out Dominican Republic
Derrick Rose is still a long way from his old MVP form, but he looked better in Wednesday’s 106-71 Team USA blowout win over the Dominican Republic. Box Score USA vs Dominican Republic Highlights Rose came into the DR game only 4/18 from the field in the FIBA World Cup, including quite a few missed... Read more »

Pau Gasol is dominating the FIBA World Cup of Basketball

Pau Gasol is dominating the FIBA World Cup of Basketball
Pau Gasol was considered to be a consolation prize as the Bulls’ big free agent signing this past summer after Carmelo Anthony decided to stay in New York. But if you’ve been paying attention to the FIBA World Cup of Basketball this week, you may just have found yourself saying “Carmelo who”? While Team USA... Read more »
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Derrick Rose scores 12 points, Team USA rolls - Pau Gasol has 33 as Spaniards win easily

Derrick Rose scores 12 points, Team USA rolls - Pau Gasol has 33 as Spaniards win easily
Derrick Rose looked great at times, and he looked bad at times, but overall he looked pretty good as Team USA destroyed Finland 114-55 in their opening game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Rose didn’t start, but he played a team-high 23 minutes off the bench in his first competetive game since... Read more »

Derrick Rose quotes from Team USA training camp

Derrick Rose quotes from Team USA training camp
I thought my readers would enjoy some Derrick Rose quotes from Team USA’s training camp this week in Las Vegas. Bulls’ draft pick Doug McDermott is a member of the Select Team that is there to practice against the Men’s National Team, and I have included a few Rose quotes about him as well. Many... Read more »

Jimmy Butler injury to keep him off USA National Team practice roster

Jimmy Butler injury to keep him off USA National Team practice roster
“Jimmy Butler injury” is not what Bulls fans want to read in late July, but apparently a minor groin problem will keep Butler from participating in practices with the USA National Team this week. A few tweets have come out in the last few minutes relating to the latest Jimmy Butler injury: Jimmy Butler Injury... Read more »
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BullsvilleTV Episode 4 - Taj Gibson loses another friend, Love rumors, contract details

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Taj Gibson has lost another friend, less than two months after losing his 6-year-old cousin. Kevin Love will probably get traded, but not to the Bulls. Half the Bulls roster signed new contracts in the last week, I give you all the details.
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