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Posted on 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 …
Posted on Sep 9
BARCELONA — There a pounding in Derrick Rose’s head these days that probably sounds like so many flamenco guitars as USA Basketball Tuesday prepares to play Slovenia Tuesday in the FIBA Basketball World Cup
Shoot, shoot, Derrick!
Pass, find the open man, pass!
Help your teammates, help your teammates!
Save us, Derrick, save us!
Just win, baby, win!…
Posted on Sep 8
BARCELONA — The USA Basketball staff members had been talking about Derrick Rose. Yes, all the players, but there’s been this discussion about Rose’s game as the team plays its next round of 16 elimination game Tuesday against Slovenia.
They’ve been thrilled with the way Rose has pressured defensively, showing speed, aggression and quickness. But they have not seen it …
Posted on Sep 7
BARCELONA–It’s time for Ray Allen to come back to the Midwest, where it started for him on the western shores of Lake Michigan 18 years ago.
Ray Allen’s best — and, really, only sensible — option is to sign with the Bulls this season.
The future Hall of Fame shooting guard, who is 39, remains a free agent and has …
Posted on 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.
Posted on 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 …
Posted on Aug 22
Derrick Rose Friday provided some answers with a strong, healthy performance in the USA’s 112-86 exhibition game victory over Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden.
USA Basketball’s response ended the questioning as Rose early Saturday morning was named among the 12 USA players for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in Spain beginning Aug. 30.
The 12-player team is Rose, …
Posted on Aug 1
Derrick Rose’s joyous return to basketball Friday with USA Basketball turned to despair for Paul George, the Indiana Pacers and the nation’s basketball program.
Late in an entertaining scrimmage in which Rose was performing spectacularly in his first NBA competition since his meniscus tear last November, George in trying to block a breakaway drive by James Harden from behind caught …
Posted on Jul 31
It’s just an intrasquad scrimmage Friday—though with some pretty good talent—to conclude the week of camp for the USA Basketball team (8:00 p.m. CT on ESPN). But it’s going to provide a preview of what looks to be some very highly entertaining basketball.
“I think we’re going to swarm and play fast,” said former Bull Kyle Korver, who will be …
Posted on 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 …