Archive for the ‘USA Basketball’ Category

Jul 29

Media members were only allowed in for the last half hour of USA Basketball scrimmages Tuesday in Las Vegas. I watched carefully, and Derrick Rose did appear fast, though not faster than a speeding bullet. He was powerful, though not more so than a speeding locomotive and Rose’s jumping ability seemed untainted, though not quite ready to leap a tall …

Jul 28

There was much anticipation and a festive atmosphere Monday on the UNLV campus for the opening of USA Basketball training camp for the 2014 Basketball World Cup. It was Derrick Rose’s latest return from multiple knee surgeries, and the reviews were spectacular.

“Better than four years ago,” raved coach Mike Krzyzewski.

“Looked real explosive, I thought he was one of …

Jul 28

It’s Comeback III for Derrick Rose starting Monday in Las Vegas with the USA Basketball World Cup team training camp. Yes, it’s Roman numerals now because it is that significant.

And it’s also time to begin setting the record straight regarding Rose.

He’s joined an elite group in NBA history, stars who have been demeaned in their own community. For …

Mar 19

The Bulls will be watching their national team player when USA Basketball opens play Aug. 30 in the World Cup basketball tournament.

Yes, how will Erik Murphy do?

“There’s nothing like playing for the national team,” said the Bulls seldom used rookie forward as the team prepares to play the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday. “It’s going to be awesome. I’m really …

Oct 16

While Derrick Rose is expected to be back in the lineup after a one game absence as Chicago plays its first preseason game of the 2013-14 campaign at the United Center on Wednesday (7 p.m. CT on CSN-Chicago), his counterpart at point guard for Detroit will be sidelined for a few weeks.

Brandon Jennings, whom the Pistons acquired from Milwaukee …

Jun 10

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo suggested Monday the way is being cleared for Derrick Rose to return to USA Basketball for the 2014 basketball World Cup in Spain and the 2016 Olympics in South America.

“Had he not been injured, he would have very likely been a member of the roster for the (2012) Olympics,” Colangelo said on a conference …

Oct 15

It’s probably no coincidence that Tyson Chandler’s best seasons as a pro came as a Hornet, with point guard Chris Paul running the team.

During the 2006-07 season, his first year with Paul, the former Bulls forward/center averaged 9.5 points, a career-high 12.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. The following season, he averaged a double-double.

Thus, Chandler understands the …

Sep 28

Upon Derrick Rose’s return from Turkey, in which the USA National Men’s Team won gold at the FIBA World Championship, he decided to reward himself with some time off. Well, sort of, as Rose only enjoyed one day of down time.

Rose simply couldn’t stay away from the gym. On just his second night back in Chicago, he was back …

Sep 13

Well, Derrick Rose now officially is the golden child.

That’s because the USA Basketball team Sunday won the gold medal and 2010 World Championship in Turkey, the U.S.’s first World Championship gold since 1994 and official entry to the 2012 Olympics in London.

Rose wasn’t quite spectacular, averaging 7.2 points and coming in for some questioning after playing just 12 …

Aug 27

It’s been a long, and somewhat, uncertain journey for Derrick Rose, who helps lead the USA Basketball team as it begins play Saturday against Croatia in the World Basketball Championships in Turkey.

A year ago at the early tryouts in Las Vegas, Rose was uncertain and badly outplayed head to head by Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, who also is on …

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