Updates from Wednesday, Aug. 20
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau provided an update on Derrick Rose's knee after USA's 105-62 victory over the Dominican Republic via ESPN New York's Ian Begley:
Thibodeau says he expects Rose to practice tomorrow and play Friday. Said staff expected him to have 'soreness' after last Saturday.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) August 21, 2014
Derrick Rose will not play tonight. Staff wants to give him an extra day.— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) August 20, 2014
Marc Stein of ESPN passes along more details on the move:
This is being billed as a coach's decision to give more of a look to other players as cuts approach. Kyrie Irving starts in place of Rose— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 20, 2014
Matt Winer of Turner Sports previously reported Rose was a game-time decision:
Derrick Rose is a "game time decision" tonight very Dominican Republic due to soreness. #USABasketball— Matt Winer (@matt_winer) August 20, 2014
USA Basketball provided a picture of Rose warming up ahead of the game:
Stein reported on Rose and his recovery:
Derrick Rose participated in Team USA's shootaround this AM at MSG. Moved well, I'm told, and still on course to play vs. Dominican Republic— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 20, 2014
Aggrey Sam of CSNChicago.com confirmed the reports of knee soreness:
It was first reported by SheridanHoops.com that Rose was held out Tuesday due to "knee soreness," something that one person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CSNChicago.com.
However, that same individual emphasized that it was "nothing out of the ordinary," while another source also downplayed the Chicago native's non-participation at the Brooklyn Nets' practice facility.
Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 19
All is not well with Derrick Rose and his knee at the moment according to Mike Mazzeo and Marc Stein of ESPN.com:
Derrick Rose sat out his second consecutive day of practice Tuesday to rest his surgically repaired knees but is still scheduled to play for Team USA in its exhibition game Wednesday night against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
A source familiar with Rose's condition told ESPNChicago.com's Nick Friedell that Rose has been bothered by knee soreness since his return to the floor Saturday night in an exhibition victory over Brazil in Chicago and requested the extra time to recover. But Team USA officials, to this point, have downplayed concerns about Rose's status.
Updates from Friday, Aug. 15
The Bulls provided an update from Coach K on Rose's health via Instagram:
Updates from Monday, July 28
Derrick Rose briefly spoke about how his knee's were feeling with KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:
DRose on knees: "They're good. There's no pain." Also lauded Bulls for hiring Jen Swanson, who oversaw his rehab in LA during ACL recovery.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) July 28, 2014
DRose, on how close he is to being himself: "I’m there, man. I’m not worried about that. My confidence is very high."— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) July 28, 2014
Updates from Wednesday, July 9
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports on Derrick Rose's ongoing recovery:
Derrick Rose is practicing again today with Bulls' summer-league entry after experiencing no issues following Tuesday night practice.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) July 9, 2014
Updates from Friday, June 27
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune has the latest on Rose:
Thibodeau said Derrick Rose will practice with the summer-league team.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) June 27, 2014
Derrick Rose's return to the basketball court may be imminent.
Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of Team USA, revealed during an ESPNU College Basketball podcast with host Andy Katz that he thinks the Chicago Bulls star will be at the team's training camp this summer, via ESPN.com:
We expect him to be there that last week of July when we're choosing the team in Vegas. He can't make the team unless he's ready to go full bore. And knowing Derrick I would think he'll be ready, and hopefully he'll be 100 percent.
Rose would be one of 28 players selected for possible inclusion on Team USA ahead of the World Cup of Basketball, which will begin in August. That list will then be culled to 12 for the tournament itself.
No matter the situation, Bulls fans will be happy to hear that Rose might be healthy in the very near future. He's not all that far removed from the torn meniscus that wiped out the remainder of his 2013-14 season in November.
Being a part of Team USA's training camp in July would likely put him on schedule to be ready for the 2014-15 regular season.
Given everything that's happened to Rose over the last few years, Chicago will no doubt want to take every precaution necessary to ensure that its star point guard will be back to his old self as quickly as possible.