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Derrick Rose playing for the national team is a good thing

Derrick Rose playing for the national team is a good thing
I'm sure there will be some grousing. He won't even suit up for us, why the hell is he playing for the national team? What if he gets hurt again? How can we have Derrick Rose take this type of risk given his recent injury history. I get it. However, I think Rose playing for the national is a positive...

With the worlds over, what to make of Derrick Rose

I suppose there’s room to discuss Omer Asik, but our season doesn’t hinge on how well Asik plays.  I was originally pretty high on the idea of Derrick Rose playing for team USA.  I figured the comradery alone with future star players might be worthwhile and playing basketball at a high level never hurts anyone.... Read more »

Kevin Durant becoming a Derrick Rose fan

From the Team USA Q&A: On the team in general and the camaraderie:It’s been more like brothers here.  Even though we have been together such a short time, it feels like everybody has been knowing each other for years and years.  We play against each other so we respect everybody’s game but I think that... Read more »

Rose is player of the game against Greece

Rose is now Team USA’s second starting guard, and he delivered today against Greece coming up with 13 points by hitting six of seven shots including a three.  For his efficient offensive efforts, Rose earned the player of the game award. What impresses me most about Rose and his team USA experience is his improved... Read more »

Derrick Rose plays the hero against Spain

Per Kc Johnson: MADRID — Kevin Durant scored 25 points and made two crucial late blocks Sunday as the United States hung on for an 86-85 victory over Spain in a warmup match for the world championship. Durant blocked shots from Ricky Rubio and Rudy Fernandez after Derrick Rose had put the Americans ahead with... Read more »

Derrick Rose is a team USA finalist, killing it with defense

John Jackson of the Sun Times with the quotes: “I thought he had a great week,” head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “I love Derrick. I thought he had an incredible performance in the scrimmage on Saturday and defensively I thought he took it up a notch. Derrick really pressured the ball very well.” I heard... Read more »

Derrick Rose in Vegas for USA Basketball

Up in a blog on Bulls.com is a story on Rose and his participation with team USA. “I wanted to be there (last year when the U.S. team won the 2008 gold medal), on that podium,” said Rose, who said he stayed with his mom into the early morning hours watching the Olympics. “It makes... Read more »