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Most interesting part of Rose's comments today? He said he wasn't having fun during first comeback last year. "I wasn't enjoying the game"
Rose said Noah is texting him often: "He’s been hearing about how I’ve been playing and it’s pushing him in his rehab with his knee."
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo on Chicagoan Anthony Davis' chance to start in Spain: "If we were to throw it up today, he would be"
Paul George on Derrick Rose: "He looks better. He looks like he's coming off the MVP year."
DRose said he and Pau Gasol likely will have dinner in Spain. How's that for confidence level for U.S. and Spain, FIBA World Cup favorites.
Rose said he hasn't spoken to Kevin Love since all the rumors started. He saw him briefly in Vegas and gave him a what's up.
Rose admitted that his comeback last year was tough because he wasn't enjoying the game anymore.
Beyond fact Cavaliers can offer Wiggins, Bulls really, really like roster and depth they have assembled.
Re KLove: Bulls were more in on him before draft when they had assets (Boozer deal, 3 non-guaranteed deals, 2 picks) they no longer have.
Rose on Gar/Pax offseason: “I have that sense that they went for it. They gave it their all, we got who we could get.’’
Gar on DRose: "I haven’t seen him back down to contact in any way. He has made plays in the key and at the rim on both ends of the floor."
As far as questions if Rose will make the team? He admitted that he has plans to eat dinner with Pau once he gets to Spain. Whooops!
Rose weighs 209 with 4.5% body fat. For those that like numbers like that.
Forman likes current group he has, but admitted NBA offseason never ends and he's always listening.
Rose said this current Bulls team will be the most talented he's ever played on.
Rose says first three days have been 'excellent'. Says he has no pain after day 3.
DRose: "I feel great. I don't have any aches. I'm really taking care of my body." Then he actually knocked on wood.
DRose on Thibs: "This is Day 3 and his voice is gone."
Gar says he's happy with where Bulls are. Doesn't rule out making another move. Says NBA is now a '12 month cycle'
Gar Forman: "We really like the group we have."
Bulls GM Gar Forman is here in Vegas. Very pleased with how Rose is playing. Reiterates organization is happy Rose is here.
Gar on DRose: "Defensively, he has been spectacular."
Thibs draws up nice ATO play: Wall inbounds lob to Davis from halfcourt. Trying to make this late comeback like it's a big game in January.
Lillard hits 3 to all but ice loss. Thibs could be short with the media today. Tough loss.
Thibs down 4 with 42 seconds left. Drawing up plays on the dry board.
Thibs in animated discussion with ref seems to be on way to first ever T in a scrimmage.
After he blocked shot, Rose sitting out. Coaches say he looks best of all guys who sit down.
Parsons and Millsap might be auditioning for potential extra stretch 4 role.
Players yell "ice" all the time meaning they are looking for Gervin on wing or playing Bulls defense
Mason Plumlee's odds to make this team aren't the worst.
Every USA coach and asst sits during scrimmage but Thibodeau. Maybe no one would give Tom a chair
John Wall? Still a bad shot waiting to happen!
Thibs screaming "Kyle!" when he's on D, circa 2011.
Boogie is going hard. Some good, some bad, but a lot of effort on both ends.
Thibodeau's voice is completely gone. He's working the raspy scream today.
Yet to see Thibs coached team lose a scrimmage this week.
Also driving to pass more than to score. Searching out open shooters in mid-air.
Team USA practice opens up to media. First impact play made by Rose with nice block in transition.
Derrick really is playing D. Blocked shots on back-to-back possessions: DeRozan J, Curry layup.
Rose with a ridiculous block in Day 3 scrimmages.
DRose scrimmaging with Anthony Davis, Paul George, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson today.
I'm out here at Sam's Club in Batavia! 501 N. Randall Rd. Come by and see me
NBA rumor mill is crazy--so now the 2016 free agent class i.e. Durant ,has surpassed talk of the 2015 group with KD headed to Wiz.Just play!
Wowza..Masterson to Cardinals....big time onions
ok...can anyone come up with the 1964 Seattle Rainiers schedule and the 1966 Seattle Angels schedule...thank you
Putting LeBron's homecoming aside which was all about his desire to return home..period. The job Pax/Gar did is remarkable. Deep and skilled
“Some people see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say, why not?” Robert F. Kennedy
Eric Moreland, a shot-blocking force in Summer League, will sign a three-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell RealGM.
Not really feelin the Big 10 -unless there is a major big time collapse it's all Ohio State- may have to check out SEC Network.
The Cubs-Rockies game is in the 3rd inning....90min in to the game...so the 7th inning stretch..over-under at 10pm?
The Sacramento Kings have reached agreement with summer league forward Eric Moreland on a free agent contract, league sources tell RealGM.
Rose on Bulls management in Vegas: "I take my hat off to the Bulls, calling me, checking on me, texting me, and really just giving advice."
Korver on Bulls gym: "I told (McDermott) you don’t have to drive that traffic. I can go back and do either Thibs or the traffic, never both"
Korver on seeing familiar media faces: "I know you guys are all here because you want to see if his knee’s working, but his knee is fine."
Kyle Korver on Rose: "He looks explosive. Explosive and strong. He’s in good shape and I have not a single concern about his knee."
Coach K on Rose's defense: "When we started practice yesterday, what he did defensively was like, ‘Whoa.’ It picked everybody up."
Coach K on Rose being cautious: "I haven’t seen that. He has gone after people. That ain’t happening. He has gone after everybody, gone hard
Rose on role: "When I first came, people were wondering if I could score. On my (Bulls) team I had to score. Here, I can be more point guard
Derrick Rose on his highlight of Day 2 with USA Basketball: "Waking up not sore; that’s kind of good. I feel like a basketball player now."
Korver wins quote of the day with that one!
Kyle: "I can go back [to Chicago] and do either Thibs or the traffic [to practice at the Berto Center], but I can never do both again."
Coach K also lauded DRose's defense: "When we started practice yesterday, what he did defensively was like, ‘Whoa.’ It picked everybody up"
Coach K, on DRose saying yesterday he might change game to avoid contact: "I haven't seen that. He has gone after everybody."
Jim Boeheim says Rose has been his biggest surprise of Team USA camp so far. "He's been the most impressive guy here in watching him."
Coach K on DRose: "He was phenomenal yesterday and he was today too. He hasn’t held anything back."
DRose: "Both days were same. I only had 1 turnover both days. As a PG, that's all I'm worried about, that & making sure I'm pressuring ball"
Rose said he felt the same after day 2. No pain.
Ivan Johnson's deal with the Dallas Mavericks is for two seasons, partially guaranteed both years, sources tell RealGM.
Coach K on Rose: "He's gone after everybody. He's been fabulous the first two days and that's been a big pick-me-up."
Coach K continues to rave about Rose. Says he has been 'fabulous'. Movement on defense 'spectacular'
..."much better" than yesterday. Think the hype from Day 1 was more off seeing him healthy, back on the court in general.