HoopsHype Derrick Rose rumors

February 11, 2014 Updates

Derrick Rose is improving, but Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Tuesday that the former MVP isn't expected to practice with the team this season as he rehabs from surgery on a torn medial meniscus in his right knee. "Most likely not," Thibodeau said. "But we'll see. He's out for the year, but he's doing great." ESPN.com

Bulls center Joakim Noah sees progress in Rose's recovery. "He's doing a lot more than just shooting around," Noah said. "He's in the gym non-stop. Just working on his body, getting better, getting better and that's what it's all about. He's a big part of this team, and he has that mentality of just having no regrets. Just giving everything you got. If you can go, you can go, and if you can't you did everything you could to make it. That's what it's all about." ESPN.com

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Chicago Bulls vice president John Paxson said Wednesday he would never ask Derrick Rose to recruit and doesn't believe the star guard's reluctance to do so will prevent the team from landing free agents. "I personally would not have been comfortable doing that as a player. That was me, so I expect and appreciate where Derrick is coming from," Paxson said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN Chicago 1000. "I would never tell a player, I don't think [owner] Jerry Reinsdorf or [general manager] Gar [Forman] would tell a player, 'Look, you have to do this.' If a player wants to do it, great. If he doesn't, that's his choice." ESPN.com

"I know that Derrick has relationships with a lot of guys around the league. He spends his summers in L.A. working out with a lot of guys and I know he's got great relationships with people," Paxson said. "I do firmly believe that when you're around people you can sell yourself just being the person that you are, and we all know Derrick is a terrific young man. "I don't see that as an impediment to us getting players here. I think at the end of the day people know who Derrick is and there are a lot of guys who would like to play with him." ESPN.com

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When Derrick Rose suffered a second straight season-ending knee injury on Nov. 22, the basketball fan in Jerry Colangelo hurt. The Chicago part of Colangelo suffered more. "Being a Chicago guy myself, there's always a little something there where you pull for those guys to do well," Colangelo said in a phone interview. "When he went down with his (ACL) injury, it bothered me big-time for him — the fact that this young star would have that kind of traumatic injury. And then to be re-injured? "But he'll bounce back. He's a terrific kid." Chicago Tribune

"Here's the story with Derrick: We felt that any player who has come through our program has earned equity. That is certainly true in Derrick's case," Colangelo said. "I want to believe that his participation with us in Istanbul and the World Championships in 2010 served as a little bit of a springboard for him to have the year he had and of course that was the MVP year. I was really happy for him because he's a great kid. Chicago Tribune

"My attitude with him is this: He's earned the opportunity. He has equity. No one really knows what his status is, other than it could be that come summer he's going to be ready to participate. If nothing else, for him to have the confidence and look forward to that opportunity goes a long way I think toward him coming back all the way. That's what I would hope would take place for him." Chicago Tribune

January 25, 2014 Updates

Derrick Rose is planning to return in the summer from his second major knee surgery in two years and he expects to participate with Team USA ahead of the World Cup games. "I'm looking forward to getting back on the court this summer and having the chance to represent our country," Rose said in a statement on his official Facebook page. "It's an honor to play for Team USA and Coach K." RealGM

Derrick Rose issued a statement Thursday that he’d like to be ready to play for USA Basketball in this summer’s FIBA World Cup in Spain, and according to a source close to the situation, because Rose is ahead of schedule in his recovery from knee surgery, he will. ‘‘No doubt he will [play],’’ the source said Friday. Chicago Sun-Times

January 23, 2014 Updates

Rose was one of 28 players named for the 2014-16 USA national team pool on Thursday, and if his surgically-repaired right knee can respond in time, he could play in this summer’s FIBA World Cup in Spain. “Well, I’m hopeful that he will,’’ Thibodeau said of Rose on Wednesday night. “But a lot depends on where his health is. But I thought it was a great experience for him in the past. I know how much he enjoyed it. I know how USA Basketball feels about him. I think it’s a great honor and a privilege, and hopefully it’ll work out.” Chicago Sun-Times

The next step in the pool process for Rose would be showing he’s healthy enough to qualify for the team, and USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo addressed that in a teleconference, singling out both injured guards Rose and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook. “Certainly Derrick Rose, we’re not sure about,’’ Colangelo said. “We have a fluid roster. We continue to watch players and prepare ourselves.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

Derrick Rose traveled but did not sit on the bench. Thibodeau mentioned in his postgame comments that Rose has started shooting. Rose also found out he landed a spot in the pool of 25 to 30 players for Team USA 2014-16 that will be announced Thursday. “I love that kid,” former teammate Luol Deng said. “He works so hard. … He has a chance to make something amazing out of (his story) and I think he will.” Chicago Tribune

Returning to national team roster after capturing gold at the 2010 FIBA World Championship are Chandler, Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Durant, Iguodala, Love, Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls), and Westbrook. Completing the USA National Team roster are NBA standouts LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets); Paul George (Indiana Pacers); Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kyle Korver (Atlanta Hawks); David Lee (Golden State Warriors); Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs); Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers); and Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors). NBA.com

Sources told ESPN.com that the formal announcement Thursday morning from USAB chairman Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski will be headlined by well-known stars such as James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony -- none of whom are expected to compete at the 2014 World Cup of Basketball in Spain -- but will also include a number of the game's rising talents while also keeping injured Team USA vets Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook in the fold. ESPN.com

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