HoopsHype Derrick Rose rumors
In fact, Rose, on the eve of Team USA's gold medal match vs. Serbia, called his FIBA World Cup an unqualified success. "I would give it an A in my mind," Rose said. "Just coming off of what I had to go through and actually getting a spot on the USA team after missing two years of basketball? Like, c’mon man. It shows that I at least worked somewhere and hard work pays off. If anything, it gives me more confidence to head into the regular season." Chicago Tribune
But a D-Rose is not a D-Rose if he isn’t playing his own particular style, and the talk with Coach K was the equivalent of Rose being read the riot act. Play the way you are capable of playing, and all the negativity will cease. “He gave me the green light,” Rose said. “When a coach like that tells you to be more aggressive, it gets you thinking another way. It eases you.” SheridanHoops
Marc Stein: Says one team source: DRose wasn't jumping as high on his jumper today as he had been and his shot looked a LOT more like it usually does Twitter @ESPNSteinLine
And then, having already raised the topic of Cousins without being prompted in the postgame news conference, Krzyzewski put an exclamation point on his Cousins endorsement. "He'd get an A-plus for me today," he said. "Let's put it that way." USA Today Sports
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