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Sep 14

MADRID–Derrick Rose concluded the USA’s gold medal winning journey through the FIBA Basketball World Cup Sunday night in this decorative Castilian capital city with his second scoreless game of the tournament in the USA’s overwhelming 129-92 victory over Serbia. Rose finished nine games averaging 4.8 points and 3.1 assists while shooting 25.4 percent and one of 19 on threes, missing …

Sep 11

BARCELONA — What Derrick, worry? Nah.

“I think I played all right,” Rose was saying late Thursday night after the USA cruised into the FIBA Basketball World Cup final Sunday with a going away 96-68 victory over Lithuania. “Missed shots.

“Missed almost all my shots,” Rose added with a laugh, sort of shaking his head at the curiosity of one …

Sep 10

BARCELONA — There almost was a devastating moment Wednesday for USA Basketball following practice in preparation for Thursday’s World Cup semifinal with Lithuania.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski was discussing the reinvigorated Derrick Rose after his 12 points and five assists in 18 minutes in the win over Slovenia and a late game crossover burst that had teammates jumping out of their …

Sep 6

BARCELONA–Is the Derrick Rose we are seeing in Barcelona the new Derrick Rose as Rose Saturday was scoreless with four assists in about 16 minutes in the USA’s 86-63 win over Mexico? Or really the old Derrick Rose, the Rose we are going to see instead of the Rose we had seen?

Got that?

“Oh hell yeah,” Rose said when …

Sep 4

USA Basketball concluded pool play 5-0 Thursday with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine.

Derrick Rose playing in his third game in three days shot two for nine for four points with four rebounds and four assists.

Overall, in the five games Rose shot 25 percent from the field, averaging 5.4 points and 2.4 assists in 17.8 minutes per game.

I …

Sep 3

After four games in pool play for USA Basketball in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball, Derrick Rose is averaging 5.8 points on 26.1 percent shooting, two assists and two turnovers in 17.5 minutes per game.

No MVP chants. But Rose in Wednesday’s USA 106-71 victory over the Dominican Republic was arguably the USA’s most efficient and aggressive guard and …

Sep 2

You don’t want to examine the box score of Tuesday’s 98-71 USA Basketball victory over New Zealand to measure the effectiveness and impact of Derrick Rose.

Rose played 17 minutes, shooting one of six with two assists, a block and a steal.

There was no issue or question about the health of Rose’s surgically repaired knees, which has been the …

Sep 1

The FIBA Basketball World Cup is turning out to be a delight for Bulls fans. It has to be encouraging to have the most dominant player in the world tournament playing for your NBA team.

Yes, Pau Gasol is unstoppable.

Gasol, the Bulls big summer free agent acquisition, continued Monday to be the best and most dominant player in the …

Aug 31

That’s why the Bulls acquired Pau Gasol and stuck with Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler and Doug McDermott. It’s why they also lured Nikola Mirotic over from his team in Spain and took a chance on much traveled Aaron Brooks. And also why the Bulls may not be done yet.

Derrick Rose is going to have those kinds of games like …

Aug 30

We forget sometimes these days because it’s basically been so long. But there’s nothing like Derrick Rose blowing past a defender and power dunking, like he did early in Saturday’s USA 114-55 victory over Finland to open the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.

There’s certainly no one on the USA Basketball team as fast as Rose, and when Rose …

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