Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.
The U.S. held Finland without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of its title with a 114-55 romp Saturday in the Basketball World Cup.
People worry when Derrick Rose doesn’t play. Then they worry when he does play.
Derrick Rose’s stat line Tuesday: three points on 0-for-3 shooting and three turnovers.
Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving could trade off as starting point guards.
A desire for a bigger look made Andre Drummond necessary. The belief in Derrick Rose’s health made Damian Lillard expendable.
Derrick Rose has rested the past three days as he gets back into shape.
Kyrie Irving made all five shots and scored 12 points starting in place of Derrick Rose, and the U.S. national basketball team beat the Dominican Republic 105-62 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game.
Rose is continuing to battle knee soreness and didn’t practice Monday or Tuesday.
Athletes not only sign big contracts on the field but off the field as well. Most athletes make more money off of their endorsement deals than their actual contract salary.
“If he needs down time, this is a good time for it,” Jerry Colangelo says.
“That adversity, I think, has made him a lot stronger,” Tom Thibodeau says.
“He’s been outstanding, consistently outstanding.,” Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski says.
Be sure to not miss these games.
“My game is developing into a controlled game,” Derrick Rose says.
“I don’t have fear,” Derrick Rose says. “I have faith.”
Practice resumes on Aug. 14 in Chicago.
“Where he gets this ‘malicious fiction’ term is kind of a head-scratcher,” Joe Cowley says of Jerry Reinsdorf.
NBA teams have far too much invested to lose a commodity in international play.
“Now, we just move on,” Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf says.