Sam Smith

Rose on history: "No comparison between us and the Dream Team. We have young players trying to get their identity, happy to be on this team.

Sam Smith

K on Team USA: This team is worthy of winning. Whether they will or not, we’ll see if the basketball gods allow that to happen.”

Sam Smith

Krzyzewski: When I judge teams I’ve coached, I say ‘Are they worthy of winning?’ You can be worthy of winning and not win."

Sam Smith

Krzyzewski: "Our team..they have represented our country really well; how they’ve handled themselves, how they’ve played, everything."

Sam Smith

Krzyzewski on USA team: "I think our country should be proud of this team and hopefully they’ll be even more proud if we win."

Sam Smith

Rose prediction: "I think this year will be the best year I've ever been in condition."

Sam Smith

Rose on Bulls camp: "I think I’m going to be far ahead of people. Nobody in the world is getting this type of competition right now."

Sam Smith

Rose's grade: "I would give it an A. Coming off of what I had to go through and getting a spot on the USA team... shows hard work pays off."

Sam Smith

More Rose: "I accomplished everything I wanted by winning this championship, and that’s tomorrow. My mindset was just getting on the team."

Sam Smith

Rose coming in: "You had younger players who had great years since I’ve been out, Just trying to show them I’m still one of the best."

Sam Smith

Rose on confidence: "Everybody was worried but myself. I already knew I was going to be healthy enough to play in all the games."

Sam Smith

Rose on World Cup: "I think I did great. I think I can go into camp with a positive mind thought; I know I’m headed in the right direction."

KC Johnson

Rose on rehabs: "I always had that inner confidence. Even though I don’t show it like that, I always know I’m one of the best in the world."

KC Johnson

Rose said he's in best shape ever B4 camp: "I accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish but win this championship. That’s tomorrow."

KC Johnson

Rose on his World Cup: "I would give it an A. Coming off of what I had to go through and getting a spot on the team after missing 2 years?"

KC Johnson

Not gonna lie: Going to be tough to go back to U.S. media rooms and not have an espresso machine handy in every one.

Joel Brigham

So CDR is going Daisy Duke this year. I can't wait for this: si.com/extra-mustard/…

Shams Charania

Oregon State's undrafted forward Devon Collier has passed on NBA camp invite to sign a deal w/ Bnei Herzliya in Israel, sources tell RealGM.

Nazr Mohammed

Just got the fresh bald fade w/ the part. Getting ready for this 90's Party. Wait to u see my gear!!!… instagram.com/p/s3ZdEqN0Kj/

Chuck Swirsky

If you haven't checked out the Bulls new Advocate Training Center you should. Go to Bulls.com. BullsTV. It's incredible.

Chuck Swirsky

Boy, this has been a swell week in sports now hasn't it......

Joel Brigham

Take two with @DraftKings this weekend. I made some really dumb picks in Week 1. Feel better about my Week 2!

Sam Smith

Especial Septiembre Espana piae Sam. nba.com/bulls/news/ask…

Sam Smith

I was going to pick a USA/Serbia World Cup final, but I was getting mixed signals from Dragan Tarlac.

KC Johnson

With thanks to @_johnbyrne, John Paxson and Gar Forman assess World Cup play of Rose, Gasol. Tribune story: trib.in/1qL25OG

Mike McGraw

2 p.m. Central on ESPN2 RT @JessiRose14: @Mike McGraw What time ?

Mike McGraw

Serbia knocks off France, so it's USA vs. Serbia on Sunday for FIBA World Cup gold medal, for anyone willing to click away from football.

KC Johnson

U.S. vs. Serbia Sunday for FIBA World Cup gold medal. 2 PM Central tipoff.

Mike McGraw

Leftover from this morning: Floor of locker room at new Advocate Center. #bulls http://t.co/HtsvGng7wf

Chuck Swirsky

With the Chairman. An incredible humanitarian and a Chicago icon. http://t.co/BBuPZNnLW4

Nick Friedell

If you want to see pictures of the Bulls' new practice facility check out @jon_greenberg's timeline.

Derrick Rose

Thank you @luciamartinez1_ for the gift! Keep working hard http://t.co/XrNjiHgu01

Chuck Swirsky

Only a matter of time..... http://t.co/28alQeT4Oo

Chuck Swirsky

Press conf here at The Advocate Center http://t.co/uKo35KHgqk

Chuck Swirsky

The Bulls new training facility http://t.co/mSp5QonI0H

Mike McGraw

Pax & Gar both said they patterned this building primarily on Thunder, Cavs & West Virginia practice facilities.

KC Johnson

Rip to Real Madrid fake rumor in 3, 2, 1 . . . http://t.co/S37F8gh3kG

Mike McGraw

Bob Love, dressed for success #bulls http://t.co/W2iILPH773

Mike McGraw

Coaches offices look out onto court #bulls http://t.co/rmErGX4ubQ

Mike McGraw

View from court toward weight room, with Jerry Reinsdorf's back in foreground #bulls http://t.co/U75Spf9Dff

Mike McGraw

Training room #bulls http://t.co/nJqzykwncB

Joe Cowley

Could have been the "House That Melo Built." Sorry Melo. http://t.co/F64xx51TYe

Mike McGraw

Hydrotherapy room #bulls http://t.co/A5yCXN9kuN

Mike McGraw

Players entrance #bulls http://t.co/12vKgkeBaZ

Mike McGraw

Players lounge #bulls http://t.co/3eRXp0AcqH

Mike McGraw

Players dining #bulls http://t.co/otM9pra7b6

Mike McGraw

Coaches offices #bulls http://t.co/I2tfbXGpyD

Mike McGraw

Here's the gym from ground level. Room for 2 full courts. #bulls http://t.co/WW0oLdOQ4U

Mike McGraw

Weight room, from above. #bulls http://t.co/RMoL3qISKm

Mike McGraw

Film room #bulls http://t.co/1zf8uQSosz

Mike McGraw

Locker room #bulls http://t.co/f35boW9HQ3

Mike McGraw

Looking north from cardio platform above weight room. #bulls http://t.co/KlCTCZDMfg

Mike McGraw

The gym at the #Bulls new practice facility. http://t.co/GcYVPDAMpm

Joe Cowley

Chef station in the players' lounge. http://t.co/3ay4WeJKwf

Joe Cowley

Tub and TV in the training room. Not pictured - DRose. Keep those fingers crossed. http://t.co/O7qXocTKTv

Joe Cowley

Room Thibs will scream a lot ... Aka the film room. 95-inch screen to catch mistakes. http://t.co/nCuAZJnO5g

Joe Cowley

Locker room at the Advocate Center. http://t.co/WsjnSX9BUe

Shams Charania

Undrafted PG Chris Crawford signed a two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including partial guarantee, league sources tell RealGM.

Chuck Swirsky

Good morning Chicago. It's going to be a great day! http://t.co/NkNqkTgypo

Sam Smith

Rose on tournament: "Just going out there, take the shots I normally take, just trying to get the nerves down and play a regular game."

Sam Smith

Thibs on Pau: "I thought he played very well. Handled himself with a lot of class, in great shape, looks real healthy."

Sam Smith

Thibs' Rose bottom line: "We’re not going to overreact when he has a great game. We’re not going to overreact if he has a sub par game."

Sam Smith

Thibs re Rose: "Right now, he’s not finishing his drives as well. I like the way he’s making his moves to get by the initial defender."

Sam Smith

Thibs on Rose: "It was one of those games he didn’t have his rhythm. There are going to be ups and downs. Just get ready, go step by step."

Sam Smith

Rose on asst coach: "Thibs presence is huge with his detail. Everyone is loving the way he’s making sure everyone is prepared for the games.

Sam Smith

Rose on not facing Pau: That’s kind of disappointing. Hopefully he’s there (Madrid). I’ll probably meet with him, have dinner with him."

Sam Smith

Rose: "He’ll no, I’m not worried. I’m used to those (NBA) balls and I’m used to just shooting them. I’ll be fine. I’m shooting the shots."

Sam Smith

Rose on Spain loss: "I was very surprised. I think everyone was, but you can just learn from it. They didn’t come out prepared."

Sam Smith

Rose's bottom line: "All I need is to see one (shot) go down and I’ll be all right. But I’m just happy we got to the championship game."

Sam Smith

Rose on 1-8 shooting: "I think I played all right. Missed almost all my shots, but feeling good we got the win. So I’m not worried."

KC Johnson

Is Rose worried poor FG % will affect him going into NBA season? "Hell no. I just need to see one go down and I’ll be fine."

KC Johnson

Asked Rose if his form on jumper is OK: "I'm good. I’m not worried about that when I get a regular NBA ball in my hands."

KC Johnson

Thibs on Pau: "He handled himself with a lot of class, like he always does. He’s in great shape. He looks real healthy."

KC Johnson

Asked Thibs about Rose's jumper: "You look at how you get them. Are they coming off the dribble or pass? How is the balance?"

KC Johnson

Thibs on Rose: "We’re not going to overreact when he has a great game. We’re not going to overreact if he has a subpar game." Media's job!

KC Johnson

Faried on Spain: "I am disappointed because I wanted to beat them in their own country."

KC Johnson

Faried on Spain: "I just took it as, ‘OK. Once we meet them in the final, we’re going to see what happens.’ We can’t even see what happens."

KC Johnson

Faried on Spain: "Everybody was being arrogant, borderline disrespectful to us, saying we wouldn’t be able to match up vs. their bigs (more)

Mike McGraw

Another easy win for US. Derrick Rose did some good things, but shot wasn't falling -- 4 pts on 1-for-8 FGs in 96-68 win over Lithuania.

KC Johnson

Kenneth Faried said way everybody hyped Spain was disrespectful to U.S. Disappointed won't get chance "to beat them in their own country."

Joe Cowley

If Rose was having the tourney Kyrie was having, Bulls fans would be camping out at the UC.

KC Johnson

DRose finishes 1-for-8 with four points as U.S. advances to World Cup final with blowout of Lithuania.

Sam Smith

USA w/82-56 lead w/ 5:49 left but always time for a first. Davis foul and upset gets T. Cousins in. Yes, Cousins in to calm things.

Joe Cowley

2010 Team USA stint lifted Rose's game to a whole new level. Maybe 2014 is Irving's turn.

Joe Cowley

Kyrie Irving has had the FIBA Tournament that D Rose should have had. Should make Bulls fans a bit more nervous than they were in June.

Sam Smith

No upset alert. Will keep everyone posted.

Sam Smith

After scoreless 1st half, Harden goes off for 16 in 3rd qtr for 76-49 USA lead. That guy can score.

KC Johnson

DRose is 1-for-17 from 3-point range in this tournament.

Joe Cowley

Rudy Gay looking for the red card on this one.

Sam Smith

Rose with a nice highlight cradle-the-ball and reverse layup on fast break. He's back! Oh, we've done that.

KC Johnson

Rose gets first FG in transition after 0-for-7 start. Despite alleged tweak, still badly struggling with jumper.

Chuck Swirsky

Rose on a reverse..USA in a major blowout

Joe Cowley

16 points for the Beard in just the third quarter ... that's three FIBA games for Rose.