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Anxiety all part of game in Rose watch

That feeling isn't going away. That feeling fans have every time Derrick Rose jumps, every time he makes a cut and every time -- like Tuesday, when he has some soreness in his knee and he can't practice -- isn't going to go away for a long time. It's in the pit of most fans' stomachs because of recent history. That's because Rose has barely been on the floor the last few years. Forty-nine games in the last three seasons to be precise and just 10 in the last two because of two serious knee injuries.

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Derrick Rose: 'My game is totally different'

CHICAGO -- Mike Krzyzewski chuckled Friday when the topic of Derrick Rose's "role" on Team USA came up. With Paul George out of commission because of a gruesome leg injury and Kevin Durant leaving the team, Rose is expected to have more offensive responsibilities for Team USA as it gets set to face off against the Brazil on Saturday night at the United Center. In Krzyzewski's mind, though, not much has changed as far as Rose's game goes. "Derrick's role is easy to play, easy to work (with)," the Hall of Fame coach said.

Chicago Sun-Times

Derrick Rose on injuries: ‘I have no fears — I have faith’

That “new beginning’’ that Derrick Rose harped on a few weeks ago in Las Vegas? It definitely continued to be tested on Thursday. Just a few minutes into the latest Team USA intrasquad scrimmage at the Quest MultiSport Complex in Chicago, there laid the massive body of Sacramento big man DeMarcus Cousins reeling in pain and clutching his right knee. Rose took the basketball, calmly moved to the other side of the basketball court as trainers surrounded Cousins,...

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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.

Chicago Sun-Times

Derrick Rose needs to play with Team USA

MORRISSEY: The leg bone in question is Paul George’s. And if you had the misfortune of seeing it do unnatural things during Team USA’s scrimmage Aug. 1, imagine being George, who might miss the 2014-15 season because of the sickening injury. But it’s no reason to keep Rose under lock and key.

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 >>

CBS Sports

Derrick Rose back?

Gregg Doyel and Dan Woike join Jim Rome to discuss if Derrick Rose is back to playing at an elite level again.

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?...

Chicago Sun-Times

Paul George injury overshadows Derrick Rose controversy

LAS VEGAS — The drama surrounding Derrick Rose on and off the court was put on hold late Friday night. As a matter of fact, all USA Basketball decisions were put on hold after Indiana Pacers forward Paul George suffered a horrific injury to his right leg, forcing Team USA’s intrasquad game to be called early in the fourth quarter. George, who was playing with Rose on the USA Blue Squad, was racing down the court in pursuit of James Harden when he slid into the...

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Derrick Rose at odds with Bulls Front Office?

Freddie Coleman joins First Take’s Skip Bayless to discuss whose side they are on in the reported tension between Chicago Bulls' guard Derrick Rose and the Bulls front office.

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Rose: 'Most talented' Bulls team of career

LAS VEGAS -- Derrick Rose has high hopes for his new Chicago Bulls as he returns from a second knee surgery. "I think this is the most talented team I've played on in my NBA career to tell you the truth," Rose said after Team USA's practice on Wednesday. "With all the players that I have, with the experience that everybody's bringing to the table. And the way that everybody's working out individually during the offseason and what I've been hearing.

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Perspective changes for rehabbing Rose

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.

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Boeheim impressed by Rose

Team USA Asst. Coach Jim Boeheim said that guard Derrick Rose has been the most impressive player in practice. Allie LaForce and Doug Gottlieb discuss.

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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.

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'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.