Aggrey Sam

Derrick believes the Bulls are a contender: bit.ly/1nBylT6

Aggrey Sam

Derrick's added some things to his game: bit.ly/1k50nGw

Chuck Swirsky

Rockies are really, really bad...but you know that.

Nazr Mohammed

I had a great time RT @roeandroeper: Former @Chicago Bulls big man @Nazr Mohammed joins us now in-studio! @wlsam890 and wlsam.com

Sam Smith

The new Rose:“When I came back last season I wanted it too, too bad. I was kind of forcing the game. I don’t have anything to prove."

Nick Friedell

Rose on proving his doubters wrong: "It's going to be fun. You're going to see a lot of people change, but it will be funny."

Sam Smith

Question: When will you be Derrick Rose again? Rose: “Now. I’m there.”

Sam Smith

Rose on coming season: "I just know we’re going to be somewhere up there. I don’t know what place. But I know we’re going to be a contender"

Sam Smith

Rose on his message to Carmelo: "That if he was to come the game would be easy. Just plain and simple, we wanted him to come."

Sam Smith

Rose on Kevin Love rumors: "That’s up to the front office. I’m riding with whatever decision they make. My job right now is to prepare."

Sam Smith

Rose on criticism: "People are going to have stuff to say. But you can’t get mad at them. I got too many positives, my son, my family."

Nick Friedell

Coach K said he was hopeful that Rose would step up and take a leadership role on Team USA alongside Kevin Durant.

Sam Smith

Rose on his status: "I’m really trying to make (the USA team). But if they decide to go another way, it’s no hard feelings."

Sam Smith

Rose at USA camp: "I know how special I am as a player. I know what I still can do. I’m only 25. I’ve been preparing for this moment."

Nick Friedell

Rose on his mindset: "I know how special I am as a player. I know I take the game serious. Basketball is my life so I can't give up."

Aggrey Sam

Derrick has a lot of confidence: bit.ly/1xrtN2z

Aggrey Sam

Derrick played basketball today: bit.ly/1tUnfJt

Joe Cowley

According to Thibs, Dougie McBuckets foot problem from Summer League is obviously fine, Jimmy Butler groin is not serious.

Joe Cowley

From the scrimmage the media watched [so take it with a grain]: Power Poll for USA PGs: 1. Curry, 2. Irving, 3. Rose, 4. Wall, 5. Lillard.

Chuck Swirsky

Someone please tell the folks calling Jays-Red Sox game on ESPN that the Jays made a trade

Nick Friedell

Rose on his confidence: "My confidence level is through the roof."

Joe Cowley

Me thinks Thibs knows the boys back at the Berto are still pushing for something. [Scratch head here].

Joe Cowley

A smirking Thibs on was enough done to make this roster a contender: "We still have moves we can make between now and when camp starts.''

KC Johnson

Tom Thibodeau said Jimmy Butler sustained a minor groin injury working out on his own in Texas and skipped US Select team as precaution.

KC Johnson

Doug McDermott said the minor left foot injury that sidelined him for last summer-league game is fine. He scrimmaged against Team USA today.

Sam Smith

...explosiveness. Saw him go to the hoop with reckless abandon, hit shots from outside,excellent defense. And a smile on his face.

Nick Friedell

Rose on Love: "That's up to the front office. I'm riding with whatever decision they make. My job right now is just to prepare for this."

Sam Smith

USA Chairman Colangelo effusive about Rose: "It's a glowing report...if today is any indication he'll be fine...I didn't see any loss of ...

Nick Friedell

Thibs kept talking about how happy he was with Rose's patience. Coach K said how much better he felt Rose was compared to 4 years ago.

KC Johnson

DRose: "I really think that I’m a special player in my mind. I still have youth. I’m only 25, man."

Joe Cowley

“Catch-and-shoot, hell yeah. I’ve been doing a lot of catch-and-shoot,'' Rose on playing more off-the-ball guard.

KC Johnson

DRose, on how close he is to being himself: "I’m there, man. I’m not worried about that. My confidence is very high."

Joe Cowley

Rose said expect to see a lot of "floaters, a lot of pull-ups, so I won't be touched as much.'' Ruh-roh again. So basically, he's Dunleavy?

KC Johnson

DRose on knees: "They're good. There's no pain." Also lauded Bulls for hiring Jen Swanson, who oversaw his rehab in LA during ACL recovery.

Nick Friedell

Rose says the key will be to get his wind up again.

Joe Cowley

...Coach K and Jerry Colangelo will take the best 12.

Joe Cowley

Thibs said that there is a certain "benefit of the doubt'' Rose will have as far as making the team because he played in '10, but.....

KC Johnson

DRose, on how he stayed mentally strong during second rehab: "My son. And because I know I'm still a special player."

Nick Friedell

Thibs says Rose's speed and explosion were the same.

Joe Cowley

Bulls plan to use him at the off-the-ball guard at times, and he welcomes it. "Been working on my catch-and-shoot.'' Ruh-roh.

Joe Cowley

Rose: "I'm a special player.'' He then admitted it's time to learn how to use his body better as far as contact.

Nick Friedell

Coach K says he was 'ecstatic' with the way Rose looked. Says he had no restrictions on him during practice.

KC Johnson

DRose on missing on Carmelo: "Who wouldn't be disappointed?" Likes Gasol addition. Says Bulls are title contenders.

Joe Cowley

"I think we're going to be a contender." Rose.

Joe Cowley

Rose asked if he was disappointed with not getting Melo - "Who wouldn't be disappointed?"

Nick Friedell

Rose says 'it feels great' to be back out there. No pain in the knee.

Nick Friedell

Thibs says Rose was 'very patient' today. A 'good first step'

Joe Cowley

Rose played half the scrimmage. Shot 2 threes. Made one.

Nick Friedell

John Paxson in the building watching Rose.

Joe Cowley

Thibs' blue squad up 3 with 3.8 seconds.... Win for Thibs!

Sam Smith

Appears as if they are limiting Rose's playing time. Only playing start of scrimmage.

Joe Cowley

Curry takes Harden to the rack again for the and1. Blood starts to drip from Thibs' right ear.

Joe Cowley

No you didn't, Steph. Oh wait, Harden was defending him. Never mind.

Joe Cowley

Lillard just missed layup. Pack your bags and go home kid. Derrick, what jersey number you want?

Joe Cowley

With 2:40 left Thibs puts in George for Korver. Never too late to sub offense for Defense!

KC Johnson

Thibs and DRose. Just like old times. http://t.co/oEsyDr5GFY

Joe Cowley

Seen way too much of this the past two-plus years. http://t.co/IqelnqmZFR

KC Johnson

The contrast of sideline demeanor between Monty Williams (calm) and Thibodeau (not exactly) in this scrimmage is hilarious.

Joe Cowley

Thoughts from Coach K on Thibs' constant screaming - "What have I got myself into...." http://t.co/Lkhz59vY2E

Sam Smith

Rose leaves scrimmage with his team ahead 12-10. Thibs pleased with Rose's plus/minus.

Sam Smith

Thibs in midseason form screaming defensive instructions. Krzyzewski seems frightened.

Joe Cowley

Rose and Curry. http://t.co/HI89EQIjB5

Joe Cowley

Wonder if Harden likes running with these "role players?"

Sam Smith

Rose in scrimmage on team with Durant, Harden, Paul George and Anthony Davis.

Joe Cowley

Rose running with George, Durant, Harden, and Thibs of course screaming from the bench.

Nick Friedell

Thibs' barking is in midseason form.

Nick Friedell

Rose is on the floor and just drained a 3. Chicago rejoices. http://t.co/DdY1vPw9zH

Joe Cowley

Rose three over Wall. Stop the presses!!

Sam Smith

Rose now in USA layup lines. Yes, this is what it has come to. Sometimes there is too much information.

Joe Cowley

Thibs must have known media was coming in. DRose out of the scrimmage, shooting on other court. Seen that a lot the last few years.

Nick Friedell

Team USA practice just opened to the media. Find Derrick in this picture. http://t.co/GiyCSXz4NI

Joe Cowley

Kyrie Irving just went ridiculous at the rim. #USABasketball

KC Johnson

USA Basketball lets media view final 20-30 minutes of practice. Guessing Thibodeau's head exploded over that policy.

Sam Smith

Early video reports positive as NBA posted pictures of Rose tying shoes and talking. Looks like Rose can do it all still.

Nikola Mirotic

Dentro o fuera, con la derecha o con la izquierda. Los buenos siempre tienen a la defensa ocupada. gonike.me/6016l0gy#Searc…

Nikola Mirotic

Inside or outside, left hand or right hand. The Baddest keep the defense on their toes. gonike.me/6016l0gy#Searc…

Pau Gasol

Let’s fight together against this illness #WorldHepatitisDay

Pau Gasol

Luchemos entre todos contra esta enfermedad #DiaMundialHepatitis

Joe Cowley

You know Booze is somewhere thinking ... "It's only a matter of time before that phone rings and I can yell 'Gimmie Dat!' ''

Joe Cowley

In Vegas today .... to see what's left of Team USA and the select team. Dropping like flies!

Nazr Mohammed

With the crew at @CBSChicago morning show. #NMFFundraiser This Friday at Galleria Marchetti… instagram.com/p/q_lo2qt0Jc/

Chuck Swirsky

Love what @Joakim Noah is doing in our community not only for our youth but for all of us @NoahsArcFdn He 's a special person believe me.

Nazr Mohammed

Catch me on @CBSChicago morning show at 6:20am talking about #NMFFundraiser this Friday, August 1st at Galleria Marchetti. #Diabetes

Chuck Swirsky

Good morning Chicago ! Be thankful, grateful and humble for what today's joys and challenges bring. Stay strong! http://t.co/aBNzQs5WLk

Joe Cowley

...and not just an eye .... but eyes.

Joe Cowley

Jimmy Butler out for select team with a groin, but all eye on DRose starting Monday afternoon in Sin City.

Cameron Bairstow

Excited to put on the green and gold at the 2014 FIBA world champs #Spain2014 #Boomers #FIBA

Nazr Mohammed

The winner of the 2 tickets to my fundraiser this Friday, August 1st at Galleria Marchetti… instagram.com/p/q-jfBWt0Iu/

Nick Friedell

Noah doesn't like LeBron, but he respects him. Knows Bulls have a tough road to go through LBJ and the Cavs but believes they can do it.

Nick Friedell

Jo on LBJ's switch to CLE "We want to beat LeBron James, we want to beat the Miami Heat, we want to beat all those teams who are in our way"

Nick Friedell

Noah on potential title "Every day I work out that's all I think about, is just how great that party would be after we win the championship"

Nick Friedell

Noah is very confident in the moves the Bulls made and is looking forward to watching Derrick Rose in the World Cup of Basketball.

Nick Friedell

Talked to Joakim Noah for a couple minutes at an adidas event this afternoon. He played a little easy 3-on-3 and says he is feeling good.

Nick Friedell

USA Basketball announces that Jimmy Butler will not be part of the Select Team because of a 'slightly strained groin'

KC Johnson

Jimmy Butler drops off USA Basketball Select team with groin injury.