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Numbers Never Lie

All In on Derrick Rose...Again?

Numbers Never Lie's Michael Smith and Jemele Hill discuss recent comments from Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose.

Chicago Bulls Blog | ESPN Chicago

Rose has to push past physical doubts

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.

Chicago Bulls Blog | ESPN Chicago

Leadership role suits Rose with Team USA

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players on the roster with significant competitive Team USA experience now that Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook have withdrawn.

Chicago Bulls Blog | ESPN Chicago

'Smarter' Rose aims for patience in return

LAS VEGAS -- Derrick Rose's game is going to change as he tries to make his way back from yet another knee injury, but it hasn't altered the Chicago Bulls star's mindset on the court. The former MVP still believes he is the best player on the floor. "If you're right there (in front of me) then I'm going to try to dunk," Rose said after Team USA's first practice on Monday. "I don't care. My legs are healthy so I'm not worried about injuring myself or anything.

Chicago Bulls Blog | ESPN Chicago

Gibson: Rose going to be 'dominant'

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Taj Gibson has no doubt that Derrick Rose is going to come back this season better than ever after playing in just 10 games for the Chicago Bulls over the last two seasons because of two serious knee injuries. "Derrick's been having a great summer," Gibson said on Wednesday during an appearance for his basketball camp. "He's sacrificed, stayed in Chicago all summer to work on his game. He wants to let his game speak for itself.

Chicago Sun-Times

Thibs says Derrick Rose still has some ‘rust’

All the excitement over the signings of Nikola Mirotic and Pau Gasol won’t mean anything if Derrick Rose doesn’t play to the level he did prior to his two knee injuries.

CBS Sports

Should Derrick Rose be more active in recruiting players for the Bulls?

In a recent interview Derrick Rose said that he doesn't plan to recruit Carmelo Anthony or any free agent, for that matter. Dana Jacobson, Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney discuss whether or not the Bulls star should be taking an active roll in recruiting

Chicago Bulls Blog | ESPN Chicago

Thibodeau believes Rose will play for USA

LAS VEGAS -- Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau reiterated Saturday night that he expects to see star point guard Derrick Rose participate in Team USA's camp at the end of the month as it prepares for the World Cup of Basketball later this summer in Spain. Rose, who has played just 49 games in the past three seasons because of various injuries -- including two serious knee injuries -- practiced with the Bulls' summer league team as it prepared for to leave for Las Vegas over the past week.

Akron Beacon Journal

Cavaliers report: No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins signs Adidas deal

Andrew Wiggins has signed a multiyear deal with Adidas, the shoe giant announced on Wednesday. Wiggins’ deal is believed to be five years and worth about $13 million, according to various national reports.Wiggins is the first top overall pick to select Adidas since Derrick Rose in 2008. Kyrie Irving signed with Nike in 2011.Wiggins’ deal is far less than the $180 million figure he was rumored to command last fall, but it’s a victory for a shoe company that historically has been crushed by Nike. Adidas’ top client, Derrick Rose, has suffered crippling injuries each of the past two...