HoopsHype Derrick Rose rumors

July 30, 2014 Updates
July 29, 2014 Updates

For the few that seemingly have guaranteed spots, it was the first step in getting ready for the tournament that begins on Aug. 30. And for the 12 young players on the Select Team, it was about building equity with USA brass for future consideration. For Derrick Rose, it was much more than that. It was a big step in his return to the game after his second knee surgery. By all accounts, Rose is back. “He looked good,” Damian Lillard said afterward. “Athletic, explosive, strong.” NBA.com

July 28, 2014 Updates

The Bulls landed the latter and missed on the former. Now that the roster is basically set, Rose likes what he sees. "I think we have a contender," Rose said. "They were saying something about putting us on top of the East. We know as a team what we're trying to do. We all have one goal. Individually, all summer everybody worked on their games. Everybody is trying to compete for that title next year." Chicago Tribune

July 27, 2014 Updates

Rose on Monday will be one of 18 players at USA Basketball’s five-day minicamp in Las Vegas. The week begins the process that will include a three-day August stint in Chicago and culminate with a 12-man roster traveling to Spain for the FIBA Basketball World Cup from late August to mid-September. Rose hasn’t answered questions about his basketball performance since scoring 19 points in 33 minutes during a Bulls’ loss at Denver last Nov. 21. The next night, he tore his right meniscus on a seemingly benign backcut against the Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore. “This is the next step,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, who also serves as Mike Krzyzewski’s assistant for USA Basketball. “Derrick has handled every step to this point the right way. The last time he participated in USA Basketball, he followed that with his MVP season (in 2010-11). So we’re hoping he can use this time productively.” Chicago Tribune

July 15, 2014 Updates
July 14, 2014 Updates

Derrick Rose and four returnees from the 2012 Olympic men's basketball champions are among the 19 players selected for this summer's U.S. national team roster. Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, James Harden and Anthony Davis were the four holdovers announced Monday, along with new additions DeMar DeRozan of Toronto and Chandler Parsons, who is leaving Houston for Dallas. Players will report to training camp in Las Vegas this month, with the roster cut to 12 before the World Cup of Basketball in Spain. ESPN.com

The Roster: Bradley Beal, DeMarcus Cousins, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond, Kevin Durant, Kenneth Faired, Paul George, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving, Kyle Korver, Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, Chandler Parson, Derrick Rose, Klay Thompson. CSNNW.com

July 12, 2014 Updates
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July 8, 2014 Updates

Derrick Rose participated Tuesday night in the first session of a three-day minicamp that began at the Berto Center. Rose isn’t scheduled to travel to Las Vegas when the team leaves Friday, and the practices are closed to reporters. “He looks great,” coach Tom Thibodeau said last week. Chicago Tribune

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