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.
“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.
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“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.
Derrick Rose’s apathy toward Carmelo Anthony means the pressure is on to be the man.
It’s not about the rift between Rose and the Bulls. It’s about the impact on the court.
“I would hear from certain people that everything wasn’t all right,” Derrick Rose told the Sun-Times.
“I know my game, and I know exactly what I need to do when I go out there,” Derrick Rose says.
Derrick Rose is showing off his old explosiveness.
Derrick Rose is facing top-level competition at the USA Basketball training camp in Las Vegas.
Carlos Boozer’s $16.8 million cap hit will be wiped off the 2014-’15 books of Chicago.