HoopsHype Derrick Rose rumors
Tournament MVP Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) was the most mentioned player on Twitter. He was followed by Spain’s Pau Gasol (@paugasol), France's Nicholas Batum (@nicolas88batum), Serbia’s Miloš Teodosić and the U.S.'s Derrick Rose (@drose). Sports Illustrated
The second part of his rehabilitation, he hopes, will arrive when he returns to Chicago next week following a brief post-tournament break. “I’m going to transfer this onto next season with the Bulls,” he said. “It’s really helped me with my recovery. Being off the floor, taking care of my body, eating right. I was feeling good every time I stepped on the floor, stretching every time, I think it’s going to help me with the Bulls season. “This has gotten my body accustomed. I haven’t been playing in a long time. I still have to get my rhythm back. But as far as I’m concerned, I think I performed well. Making this team was enough for me. The championship was the cherry on top, just coming here, performing in front of this great crowd. Just coming here. Now, sad to say, I have to put this behind me and concentrate on playing for the Bulls.” ESPN.com
In fact, Rose, on the eve of Team USA's gold medal match vs. Serbia, called his FIBA World Cup an unqualified success. "I would give it an A in my mind," Rose said. "Just coming off of what I had to go through and actually getting a spot on the USA team after missing two years of basketball? Like, c’mon man. It shows that I at least worked somewhere and hard work pays off. If anything, it gives me more confidence to head into the regular season." Chicago Tribune
But a D-Rose is not a D-Rose if he isn’t playing his own particular style, and the talk with Coach K was the equivalent of Rose being read the riot act. Play the way you are capable of playing, and all the negativity will cease. “He gave me the green light,” Rose said. “When a coach like that tells you to be more aggressive, it gets you thinking another way. It eases you.” SheridanHoops
Marc Stein: Says one team source: DRose wasn't jumping as high on his jumper today as he had been and his shot looked a LOT more like it usually does Twitter @ESPNSteinLine
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