Sam Smith

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."

Sam Smith

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"

Sam Smith

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."

Sam Smith

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."

Sam Smith

Coach K on Rose's defense: "When we started practice yesterday, what he did defensively was like, ‘Whoa.’ It picked everybody up."

Sam Smith

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

Sam Smith

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

Sam Smith

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."

Joe Cowley

Korver wins quote of the day with that one!

Aggrey Sam

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."

KC Johnson

Coach K also lauded DRose's defense: "When we started practice yesterday, what he did defensively was like, ‘Whoa.’ It picked everybody up"

KC Johnson

Coach K, on DRose saying yesterday he might change game to avoid contact: "I haven't seen that. He has gone after everybody."

Nick Friedell

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."

KC Johnson

Coach K on DRose: "He was phenomenal yesterday and he was today too. He hasn’t held anything back."

KC Johnson

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"

Nick Friedell

Rose said he felt the same after day 2. No pain.

Shams Charania

Ivan Johnson's deal with the Dallas Mavericks is for two seasons, partially guaranteed both years, sources tell RealGM.

Joe Cowley

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."

Nick Friedell

Coach K continues to rave about Rose. Says he has been 'fabulous'. Movement on defense 'spectacular'

Nazr Mohammed

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Nazr Mohammed

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Aggrey Sam

..."much better" than yesterday. Think the hype from Day 1 was more off seeing him healthy, back on the court in general.

Shams Charania

Free agent guard Terrence Williams has a workout and meeting with the Kings on Thursday in Sacramento, league source tells RealGM.

Aggrey Sam

...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...

Aggrey Sam

Don't know how much of the scrimmages people can see at home (2 courts going simultaneously, Select Team mixed in) but Derrick looks...

Shams Charania

Undrafted center Norvel Pelle -- once a top high school prospect -- has signed a contract with Dacin Tigers of Taiwan, source tells RealGM.

Joe Cowley

McDermott being guarded by Paul George. Welcome to the Association, Rook!

Nick Friedell

Day 2 of Team USA practice is open to the media. Games running on both courts. http://t.co/i4Kkg9M6Um

Joe Cowley

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.

Joe Cowley

That's how you know you're on the team.... USA shoes already made for you. Sorry Lillard and Irving.

Joe Cowley

Cuse 2-3 zone ... sorry .... football camp on the brain.

Joe Cowley

Jim Boeheim survived the night in Vegas, despite a certain Syracuse grad likely stalking him all night.

Joe Cowley

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.

Joe Cowley

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.

Joe Cowley

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.

Chuck Swirsky

Watching excellent coverage of USA Basketball from Vegas hosted by @MattWiner Can't wait for the Bulls to get going. Two months from camp

Nazr Mohammed

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Pau Gasol

Un lujo trabajar con este equipo y por supuesto con @Marc Gasol! A luxury to work with this team and of… instagram.com/p/rDAVN4H2GB/

Joe Cowley

.... There have been NO guarantees made to Pau Gasol that he will start.

Joe Cowley

Here's some interesting news: according to a Bulls source, team is still aggressively in on Love - long shot or not.... And .....

Joe Cowley

Another day in Sin City, all eyes back on DRose! http://t.co/4ueB6dOwXO

Nick Friedell

How will Derrick's game change? He tells you here. RT @ESPNChiBulls: 'Smarter' Rose aims for patience in return es.pn/1la33hz

KC Johnson

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.

Joel Brigham

It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine. store.nba.com/Christmas_Coll…

Sam Smith

And Nazr Mohammed with the assist again. bit.ly/WLvxIW

Pau Gasol

Contento de ver a @Derrick Rose entrenando de nuevo en la cancha! Happy to see Derrick training on the court again!

Just took a trip down memory lane... Drove thru my old neighborhood reminiscing. I've came a long way and I'm motivated to do more. #Blessed

Nazr Mohammed

Congratulations to Michele Roberts for being selected as the new Executive Director of @TheNBPA. Thanks to ... tmi.me/1eBDpn

KC Johnson

Lead quote from Coach K is very telling as DRose begins (another) comeback. my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/ar…

Chuck Swirsky

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant : Matthew 21Then Peter came and said to Him, "Lord, how often shall my... fb.me/1aUHJijw5

Chuck Swirsky

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 !

Pau Gasol

Felices #33 @alo_oficial ! Qué pases un gran día amigo! Happy birthday #FernandoAlonso! Have a great day my friend!

Cameron Bairstow

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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.

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

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

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.