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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.
Free agent guard Terrence Williams has a workout and meeting with the Kings on Thursday in Sacramento, league source tells RealGM.
...dynamic, explosive before being subbed out just now. Media was only let in a while ago, but an impartial observer told me he's playing...
Don't know how much of the scrimmages people can see at home (2 courts going simultaneously, Select Team mixed in) but Derrick looks...
Undrafted center Norvel Pelle -- once a top high school prospect -- has signed a contract with Dacin Tigers of Taiwan, source tells RealGM.
McDermott being guarded by Paul George. Welcome to the Association, Rook!
Day 2 of Team USA practice is open to the media. Games running on both courts. http://t.co/i4Kkg9M6Um
Besides having 2010on the resume, Rose also has the ability to move over to the two. That will help both he and Curry make the team.
That's how you know you're on the team.... USA shoes already made for you. Sorry Lillard and Irving.
Cuse 2-3 zone ... sorry .... football camp on the brain.
Jim Boeheim survived the night in Vegas, despite a certain Syracuse grad likely stalking him all night.
Draft a Syracuse player who lived, died and slept in that 3-4 defense, expect some naïve thoughts about man-to-man defense in the NBA.
For those Bulls fans that still want Waiters in a trade, it took former Cavs coach Mike Brown a month to teach Waiters what a close-out was.
The best part of that Rose floater wasn't that he took Trey Burke to flight school, but the look on the chubby face of Dion Waiters.
.... There have been NO guarantees made to Pau Gasol that he will start.
Here's some interesting news: according to a Bulls source, team is still aggressively in on Love - long shot or not.... And .....
Another day in Sin City, all eyes back on DRose! http://t.co/4ueB6dOwXO
Something to keep in mind regarding DRose's Team USA chances: He's the incumbent. And would've been on London Olympic team if not for ACL.
Make your own breaks. No pity party. No hand outs. No free lunch . Go out and earn it . Climb the mountain . If you fall ,climb it again !
Canberra ✈️ Brisbane
Rockies are really, really bad...but you know that.
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.
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."
...explosiveness. Saw him go to the hoop with reckless abandon, hit shots from outside,excellent defense. And a smile on his face.
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.