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Chef station in the players' lounge. http://t.co/3ay4WeJKwf
Tub and TV in the training room. Not pictured - DRose. Keep those fingers crossed. http://t.co/O7qXocTKTv
Room Thibs will scream a lot ... Aka the film room. 95-inch screen to catch mistakes. http://t.co/nCuAZJnO5g
Locker room at the Advocate Center. http://t.co/WsjnSX9BUe
Undrafted PG Chris Crawford signed a two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including partial guarantee, league sources tell RealGM.
Good morning Chicago. It's going to be a great day! http://t.co/NkNqkTgypo
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."
Thibs on Pau: "I thought he played very well. Handled himself with a lot of class, in great shape, looks real healthy."
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."
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."
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."
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.
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
Thibs on Pau: "He handled himself with a lot of class, like he always does. He’s in great shape. He looks real healthy."
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?"
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!
Faried on Spain: "I am disappointed because I wanted to beat them in their own country."
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."
Faried on Spain: "Everybody was being arrogant, borderline disrespectful to us, saying we wouldn’t be able to match up vs. their bigs (more)
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.
Kenneth Faried said way everybody hyped Spain was disrespectful to U.S. Disappointed won't get chance "to beat them in their own country."
If Rose was having the tourney Kyrie was having, Bulls fans would be camping out at the UC.
DRose finishes 1-for-8 with four points as U.S. advances to World Cup final with blowout of Lithuania.
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.
2010 Team USA stint lifted Rose's game to a whole new level. Maybe 2014 is Irving's turn.
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.
No upset alert. Will keep everyone posted.
After scoreless 1st half, Harden goes off for 16 in 3rd qtr for 76-49 USA lead. That guy can score.
DRose is 1-for-17 from 3-point range in this tournament.
Rudy Gay looking for the red card on this one.
Rose with a nice highlight cradle-the-ball and reverse layup on fast break. He's back! Oh, we've done that.
Rose gets first FG in transition after 0-for-7 start. Despite alleged tweak, still badly struggling with jumper.
Rose on a reverse..USA in a major blowout
16 points for the Beard in just the third quarter ... that's three FIBA games for Rose.
Rose misses another three. Green and yellow Lithuania colors are a bit distracting.
So which coach told Rose before this game ... "OK, go back to doing nothing and being passive .... ''
Harden down hard on foul with USA players jumping off bench. Stern suspends everyone.
Rose in for Irving at 3:39 mark of 3rd.
Meanwhile, that crashing sound you just heard was Lithuania's glass slipper hitting the ground ... thank Boogie for the motivation.
So you would rather have E Murphy, M. Teague and Radmonovic sitting in that 11th seat on the bench than Beasley? OK.
U.S. going for style points now. 18-2 run to open 2nd half. Irving to Davis for the alley-oop.
... if he's still up-in-smoke ... release him and no harm.
They should do away with consolation games.....never understood the mentality.
Love how everyone is so anti-Beasley, but were screaming for Jimmer Fever. You bring Beasley to camp for nothing, see what he has ...
USA w/10-0 start to 2nd half to begin blowing it open. Davis grabbing everything on defensive end and Harden and Curry threes.
10-0 3rd quarter run...USA busting out.....
Beasley could be a guy off the bench who can create his own shot.
Rose tied for USA first half plus/minus lead. Rough half for Anthony Davis w/physical play. 2 pts in 10 mins. USA shooting 33 percent
Bulls should make a run at Michael Beasley. If Thibs can't get something out of him, well then he's truly run his course in the NBA.
If the NBA adopts this FIBA ball Rose may have to retire: 0-6 in half and 0-3 on threes. Has three t/os in triple 3
USA leads 43-35 at end of a good, tough 1st half. Cousins leaves court having eaten two chairs on the USA bench as workers seek replacements
43-35 Team USA lead at half, and Rose 0-for-6 from the field with two points from the free throw line. So much for all the Rose breakout!
USA 43-35 halftime.
Cousins gets into a skirmish as Rudy Gay shoots FT and gets technical. Everyone stunned it took this long.
Rose playing aggressive again. He's also 0-for-4 with 3 TOs.
Well, Rose is pushing the ball and forcing the action, but can't get a layup to fall with a lot of banging inside; a lot.
Check that. Rose in for Harden.
DRose in for Irving at 4:22.
Davis- Harden each with 2...Curry with 3.....Rose time?
Boogie might be playing guard by the time this reaches the 4th.
Lithuania repeatedly going at James Harden. Someone was watching Rockets' games.
Klay Thompson showing in leading USA with 12 points why Warriors wouldn't trade him for Kevin Love. Probably more versatile
FIBA refs and Goodell have a lot in common - just making up the rules as they go along.
21-16 USA end of the 1st quarter. Rose passing well..a bit rusty on the shot.
Great drive and no look drop off Rose pass to Cousins to end first quarter with USA leading 21-16.
Great pass by Rose to Boogie.
Rose didn't realize how little time remained in quarter as he dribbled up top. Coach K jumped off bench screaming. Rose drove, fed Cousins.
Boogie may have just killed a man.
Rose scores!!!! Free throws....
Rose getting into game with good strip, defense to stop fast break and drive for two free throws: 18-13 USA
Best move of the offseason just might be Golden State not getting sucked into packaging KThompson for K. Love deal.
Can't wait for Kyrie vs. Rose this season. No longer the big brother-little brother matchup we all expected it to be.
Tough start for Rose: bricks a three, turnover on drive, steps out of bounds getting pass from Thompson, misses layup. Spain kicking selves.
DRose knocked down a 3-pointer----but his foot was on the sideline as he caught the Klay Thompson pass.
Team USA ball movement has already packed and left for America.
Third USA player with two fouls as Faried also goes out; first real physical game for USA.
The fouls are coming quickly in this USA vs. Lithuania game. Rose checks in early as three starters have 2 early fouls.
Foul trouble by Harden and Curry gets Rose in the game two minutes earlier than usual ... USA offense rather selfish right now...
Rose in with 6:56 in first, earliest substitution for him as Krzyzewski not fooling around w/Curry and Harden off to rocky starts. 7-6 Lith
Rose enters for Harden....