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2014-15 schedule: 10 games to watch

Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls are gearing up for one of the most hyped seasons in recent memory. Coach Tom Thibodeau's team enters the season with a legitimate chance to contend for a title depending on Rose's health. The eyes of the basketball world will be focused on Rose as he tries to make his way back from a second serious knee injury. With that in mind, let's take a look at 10 of the most intriguing games on the Bulls' 2014-15 schedule, which was released Wednesday: Bulls at New York Knicks, Oct.

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Bigger Team USA role should benefit Rose

Tom Thibodeau spoke with a sense of relief during Team USA's training camp in Las Vegas two weeks ago. The Chicago Bulls head coach and Team USA assistant was ecstatic that Derrick Rose was back on the floor and performing at a high level and playing with the same speed and explosiveness that he had shown before his first knee injury in April 2012. But most importantly, Thibodeau was relieved because he knew that Rose wasn't going to have to be "the man" on a talented USA team as he takes the next step in his comeback from a torn meniscus suffered in November 2013.

Washington Post

Wiz Insider: Wizards announce eight-game preseason schedule

The Wizards announced an eight-game preseason schedule Monday that opens against the Bulls in Chicago and includes a home game in Baltimore for the second straight year. The slate kicks off with a trip to United Center to face the Bulls Oct. 6. The Wizards defeated the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs last season; former most valuable player Derrick Rose will be in a Bulls uniform since suffering a second major knee injury last November. Read full article >>

Chicago Sun-Times

Bulls have no reservations about Derrick Rose’s injury risk

It was too soon for USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo and his coaching staff to answer questions Friday night in Las Vegas. Not minutes after they had seen the horrific leg injury suffered by two-time All-Star Paul George overshadow what had been a great week. But tough questions need to be asked, specifically how NBA teams will react to their players — who are being paid a great deal of money — wanting to participate in international play going forward?...