1. Derrick Rose's Curse Might Be Kyrie Irving's Blessing in FIBA and Beyond

    In 2010, no Team USA player better leveraged his FIBA World Cup experience to bigger ends than the Chicago Bulls ’ Derrick Rose , who—at a precocious 22—would go on to capture the NBA ’s MVP award the following season...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 1 month ago 40,294 reads 117 comments

  2. FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014: Team USA Players Who Must Improve

    It’s a testament to the overall strength of Team USA basketball that a 21-point victory over Turkey is cause for alarm, but the red, white and blue were down by six in the middle of the third quarter...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 9,025 reads 1 comments

  3. FIBA Tournament Proving Derrick Rose's Climb Back Will Be a Slow One

    It was easy to believe, mostly because we all wanted to believe it, that Derrick Rose , a pair of injuries and lost years behind him, was officially ready to reassume his rightful place within the league’s point guard pantheon...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 1 month ago 46,245 reads 175 comments

  4. Is Derrick Rose Helping or Hurting Team USA During 2014 FIBA World Cup?

    Derrick Rose didn't make Team USA's final roster for the FIBA World Cup in Spain because the U.S. needs him to beat the likes of New Zealand or Finland in group play...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 12,189 reads 19 comments

  5. Where Does Derrick Rose Rank Now in Point Guard Hierarchy?

    Clearly, Derrick Rose 's frustratingly long roller coaster ride isn't over yet. The unbridled optimism surrounding his play at Team USA's training camp once again gave way to a wave of concern for his surgically repaired knees...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 2 months ago 41,029 reads 369 comments

  6. Should Derrick Rose Play It Safe and Withdraw from FIBA's Team USA?

    Derrick Rose has a decision to make. Stoic and determined as ever, the Chicago Bulls point guard could maintain there is no dilemma at hand. He would be wrong...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 19,752 reads 125 comments

  7. Derrick Rose's Chicago Bulls Are Still Drowning in Uncertainty

    All those aboard the Derrick Rose and Chicago Bulls bandwagon should slow their roll. Unbridled optimism must be met with veritable realism. This is to say, caution and skepticism...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 2 months ago 23,020 reads 64 comments

  8. Derrick Rose Would Be Wise to Sit out Team USA's Wednesday Exhibition

    Until we see Derrick Rose play an entire NBA season and return to something resembling his MVP form, there is going to be panic whenever he misses a practice or game...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 2 months ago 8,035 reads 20 comments

  9. Derrick Rose's Play vs. Brazil Further Proves Bulls Star Is Ready for NBA Return

    As Derrick Rose gets closer and closer to his NBA return, the signs continue to show that the Chicago Bulls star might actually be better than he was on Nov. 22, 2013—the last time he played in a regular-season game...

    Steven Cook Written by Steven Cook about 2 months ago 5,852 reads 11 comments

  10. How Far Can Pure Talent Take Team USA in FIBA World Cup of Basketball?

    CHICAGO — Team USA ran faster, jumped higher and dunked harder than Brazil in its 95-78 blowout victory Saturday night. Superior athleticism was more than enough to overcome some sloppy offensive execution and issues scoring in the half court...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 2 months ago 96,911 reads 208 comments

  11. USA vs. Brazil: Score and Twitter Reaction for World Cup 2014 Exhibition

    Despite some inconsistent play, the United States earned a 95-78 win over Brazil on Saturday night in Chicago. The exhibition was the team's second stop on its tour before the 2014 FIBA World Cup begins later in the month...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 2 months ago 173,560 reads 277 comments

  12. All Eyes Shift to Derrick Rose in Team USA's FIBA Warm-Ups

    CHICAGO—Reporters swarm Derrick Rose the instant he’s free for questions, running without thought by the likes of Kyrie Irving , James Harden and Stephen Curry to shower the Chicago Bulls point guard with attention...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 2 months ago 19,402 reads 31 comments

  13. Will New and Improved Derrick Rose Return to NBA MVP Conversation?

    When the dust settles from Team USA's FIBA World Cup venture, Derrick Rose will set his sights on the return that really matters...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 2 months ago 10,541 reads 48 comments

  14. Kevin Durant's Team USA Withdrawal Provides Golden Opportunity for Derrick Rose

    Derrick Rose has walked the comeback trail for so long that it's hard to remember a time when his every step wasn't viewed as incremental progress toward some unreachable destination...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 20,584 reads 36 comments

  15. What's at Stake for Derrick Rose at 2014 FIBA World Cup?

    Derrick Rose isn't just another superstar representing his country at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. There's something riding on his upcoming performance, something that goes beyond the team's success in Spain...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 2 months ago 54,039 reads 84 comments

  16. Derrick Rose Looks as Tenacious as Ever, and That Should Concern the Bulls

    A seriously compromised USA Basketball National Team, combined with Derrick Rose playing and talking as if he never sustained an injury in his life, should make anyone hoping to see Rose return to his MVP form next season nervous...

    Ric Bucher Written by Ric Bucher about 2 months ago 204,647 reads 293 comments

  17. Who Is Team USA's New Alpha Dog in the Absence of NBA MVP Kevin Durant?

    Paul George won't be the only superstar forward missing from Team USA's roster during the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. Citing the toll taken by the 2013-14 season, reigning MVP Kevin Durant is withdrawing from the team...

    Stephen Babb Written by Stephen Babb about 2 months ago 91,203 reads 388 comments

  18. Chicago Bulls Players Who Will Make a Big Jump in 2014-15

    For a couple members of the Chicago Bulls , 2014-15 should prove to be much better than last season. We witnessed Joakim Noah turn the corner recently, going from an energetic role player to an MVP candidate a season ago...

    Mike B. Written by Mike B. about 3 months ago 35,457 reads 103 comments

  19. Must Derrick Rose Regain Status for the Chicago Bulls to Do So?

    Derrick Rose is back, playing at an impressive level with some of the NBA ’s very best on Team USA. Chicago, and the rest of the basketball-loving world, is excited...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 3 months ago 12,672 reads 60 comments

  20. Coach K Again Says Derrick Rose Is Back to Being Elite

    In the wake of Paul George ’s devastating injury during a recently televised team scrimmage, it’s clear that, for Team USA, the best possible silver lining lies in bringing home the gold—both for George and their country...

    Jim  Cavan Written by Jim Cavan about 3 months ago 44,567 reads 186 comments

  21. Derrick Rose Facing Unprecedented Circumstances with Chicago Bulls Next Season

    This is going to be a rather strange year for Derrick Rose . He's getting an early start on the basketball festivities by training with Team USA and attempting to make the roster for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, earning rave reviews while doing so...

    Adam Fromal Written by Adam Fromal about 3 months ago 36,878 reads 136 comments

  22. What Chicago Bulls Fans Want to See from Derrick Rose in FIBA Tournament Action

    Basketball fans who are excited about the return of Derrick Rose don’t have to wait until October to see the former Memphis Tiger perform competitively...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about 3 months ago 15,302 reads 141 comments

  23. How Chicago Bulls' Scheme and Ceiling Adjust to Derrick Rose's Return

    Derrick Rose 's two lost seasons taught the Chicago Bulls a tough lesson in an even tougher way: It's not enough to merely hope for the best. Preparing for the worst is just as important...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 3 months ago 10,209 reads 21 comments

  24. Derrick Rose's 'Mission' for Superstar Return Is Not Impossible

    Don't let the rhapsodic waxing or compelling video clips fool you. Derrick Rose 's road back to NBA royalty carries no guarantees of a hero's return. Yes, by all accounts, he's shredding the competition at Team USA training camp...

    Zach Buckley Written by Zach Buckley about 3 months ago 11,018 reads 71 comments

  25. Derrick Rose: On Comeback Scale of 1-10, Says He's '11'

    Derrick Rose likes to go off script. Or, he's just really confident in himself. Asked about his latest return, Rose answered in typical Rose fashion, per Bulls...

    Dan Favale Written by Dan Favale about 3 months ago 49,792 reads 168 comments