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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.
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.
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 >>
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?...
LAS VEGAS -- Derrick Rose is on a mission. The Chicago Bulls star wants to prove to all of his critics that he can still play basketball at an elite level. He wants to prove to his doubters that his body can withstand the grind of an NBA season after suffering two career-altering knee injuries that wiped out all but 49 games the past three seasons. He wants to prove to the city of Chicago, his hometown, that he can still be the man -- on and off the floor -- that they always wanted him to be.
LAS VEGAS -- After dealing with a litany of injuries that have limited him to playing in just 49 games over the past three seasons, Derrick Rose finds himself at a crossroads in his career as he continues training with Team USA this week. The Chicago Bulls star must prove to himself -- and the rest of the basketball world -- that his body can withstand the grind of a long NBA season. He knows that plenty of people are doubting whether this can happen, but he is ready to embark on the long journey because he is confident he can't do any more to prepare his body for what is to come.
LAS VEGAS -- On Monday, Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski said he hoped Derrick Rose, along with Kevin Durant, would take on a leadership role on his star-laden team, but cautioned that the Chicago Bulls star had to "find himself first" as he works his way back from a second knee surgery. Less than 24 hours later, Krzyzewski had seen enough of Rose to know he can count on the former MVP, who, along with Durant, James Harden and Anthony Davis, is one of the few players on the roster with significant competitive Team USA experience now that Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook have withdrawn.
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