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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."
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."
Question: When will you be Derrick Rose again? Rose: “Now. I’m there.”
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"
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."
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."
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."
Coach K said he was hopeful that Rose would step up and take a leadership role on Team USA alongside Kevin Durant.
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."
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."
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."
According to Thibs, Dougie McBuckets foot problem from Summer League is obviously fine, Jimmy Butler groin is not serious.
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.
Someone please tell the folks calling Jays-Red Sox game on ESPN that the Jays made a trade
Rose on his confidence: "My confidence level is through the roof."
Me thinks Thibs knows the boys back at the Berto are still pushing for something. [Scratch head here].
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.''
Tom Thibodeau said Jimmy Butler sustained a minor groin injury working out on his own in Texas and skipped US Select team as precaution.
Doug McDermott said the minor left foot injury that sidelined him for last summer-league game is fine. He scrimmaged against Team USA today.
...explosiveness. Saw him go to the hoop with reckless abandon, hit shots from outside,excellent defense. And a smile on his face.
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."
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 ...
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.
DRose: "I really think that I’m a special player in my mind. I still have youth. I’m only 25, man."
“Catch-and-shoot, hell yeah. I’ve been doing a lot of catch-and-shoot,'' Rose on playing more off-the-ball guard.
DRose, on how close he is to being himself: "I’m there, man. I’m not worried about that. My confidence is very high."
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?
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.
Rose says the key will be to get his wind up again.
...Coach K and Jerry Colangelo will take the best 12.
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.....
DRose, on how he stayed mentally strong during second rehab: "My son. And because I know I'm still a special player."
Thibs says Rose's speed and explosion were the same.
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.
Rose: "I'm a special player.'' He then admitted it's time to learn how to use his body better as far as contact.
Coach K says he was 'ecstatic' with the way Rose looked. Says he had no restrictions on him during practice.
DRose on missing on Carmelo: "Who wouldn't be disappointed?" Likes Gasol addition. Says Bulls are title contenders.
"I think we're going to be a contender." Rose.
Rose asked if he was disappointed with not getting Melo - "Who wouldn't be disappointed?"
Rose says 'it feels great' to be back out there. No pain in the knee.
Thibs says Rose was 'very patient' today. A 'good first step'
Rose played half the scrimmage. Shot 2 threes. Made one.
John Paxson in the building watching Rose.
Thibs' blue squad up 3 with 3.8 seconds.... Win for Thibs!
Appears as if they are limiting Rose's playing time. Only playing start of scrimmage.
Curry takes Harden to the rack again for the and1. Blood starts to drip from Thibs' right ear.
No you didn't, Steph. Oh wait, Harden was defending him. Never mind.
Lillard just missed layup. Pack your bags and go home kid. Derrick, what jersey number you want?
With 2:40 left Thibs puts in George for Korver. Never too late to sub offense for Defense!
Thibs and DRose. Just like old times. http://t.co/oEsyDr5GFY
Seen way too much of this the past two-plus years. http://t.co/IqelnqmZFR
The contrast of sideline demeanor between Monty Williams (calm) and Thibodeau (not exactly) in this scrimmage is hilarious.
Thoughts from Coach K on Thibs' constant screaming - "What have I got myself into...." http://t.co/Lkhz59vY2E
Rose leaves scrimmage with his team ahead 12-10. Thibs pleased with Rose's plus/minus.
Thibs in midseason form screaming defensive instructions. Krzyzewski seems frightened.
Rose and Curry. http://t.co/HI89EQIjB5
Wonder if Harden likes running with these "role players?"
Rose in scrimmage on team with Durant, Harden, Paul George and Anthony Davis.
Rose running with George, Durant, Harden, and Thibs of course screaming from the bench.
Thibs' barking is in midseason form.
Rose is on the floor and just drained a 3. Chicago rejoices. http://t.co/DdY1vPw9zH
Rose three over Wall. Stop the presses!!
Rose now in USA layup lines. Yes, this is what it has come to. Sometimes there is too much information.
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.
Team USA practice just opened to the media. Find Derrick in this picture. http://t.co/GiyCSXz4NI
USA Basketball lets media view final 20-30 minutes of practice. Guessing Thibodeau's head exploded over that policy.
Early video reports positive as NBA posted pictures of Rose tying shoes and talking. Looks like Rose can do it all still.
You know Booze is somewhere thinking ... "It's only a matter of time before that phone rings and I can yell 'Gimmie Dat!' ''
In Vegas today .... to see what's left of Team USA and the select team. Dropping like flies!
Good morning Chicago ! Be thankful, grateful and humble for what today's joys and challenges bring. Stay strong! http://t.co/aBNzQs5WLk
...and not just an eye .... but eyes.
Jimmy Butler out for select team with a groin, but all eye on DRose starting Monday afternoon in Sin City.
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.
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"
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"
Noah is very confident in the moves the Bulls made and is looking forward to watching Derrick Rose in the World Cup of Basketball.
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.
USA Basketball announces that Jimmy Butler will not be part of the Select Team because of a 'slightly strained groin'
Jimmy Butler drops off USA Basketball Select team with groin injury.