Team USA went undefeated in group play at the FIBA World Cup. Several players, including Kenneth Faried and Anthony Davis, have impressed with their stellar play so far. Despite considerable buzz heading into the tournament, Derrick Rose hasn’t been a stand-out player. But he’s feeling encouraged about his play so far.
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Damon Stoudamire turned 41 yesterday. Because he’s officially in his 40’s, we take a look back at his rookie season with the Toronto Raptors, in which he won Rookie of the Year and led the expansion team to a victory over Michael Jordan and a Chicago Bulls team that ended up winning 72 games in the regular season. At the time, it was the highlight of Stoudamire’s career with the Raptors. It seemed like just the beginning of a long relationship between the player and the franchise. But things took a turn for the worst just a few years later.
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/ Sep 4, 2014 / 12:15 pm
Derrick Rose (photo. _MarcusD_ Twitter)
Far more important than Derrick Rose’s performance for Team USA is his health. So despite mostly lackluster offensive play so far, that Rose’s body has responded well to the rigorous FIBA World Cup schedule makes his experience thus far a success. Still, it’s certainly nice to see flashes of the dominant athletic force that won NBA MVP in 2011. Read More »
/ Sep 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union got married over the weekend. Everyone involved with the wedding reportedly signed non-disclosure agreements, so we probably won’t hear much about the actual proceedings. Still, several Instagram photos did make their way online and showed us how Wade turned a Joakim Noah quote into a wedding backdrop.
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Despite electrifying peers and coaches during USA Basketball tryouts, Derrick Rose ran into some soreness during exhibition play in the lead up to the FIBA World Cup in Spain, which started this past weekend. After playing against Finland on Saturday in a blowout and a much more heavily-contested game against Turkey on Sunday, Derrick Rose tells Marc Stein of ESPN he’s “Feeling good,” though his positivity will do little to squelch the fears of Bulls fans. Read More »
/ Aug 22, 2014 / 3:15 pm
Doug McDermott (photo. Comcast Sportsnet)
Let’s just say this: Doug McDermott is definitely a better shooter than he is a singer. The Chicago Bulls rookie began his Windy City initiation by leading Wrigley Field’s rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during a recent Cubs game. Read More »
Breathe easy, Chicago Bulls fans. Derrick Rose says he’s fine. After sitting out Team USA’s exhibition against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, Rose told reporters he was resting due to “body fatigue” as opposed to lingering pains in his surgically repaired knees. Read More »
July has come and gone and August is quickly doing the same. You know what that means? The NBA Offseason is on its last leg and winding down as teams begin to look towards the start of camp. Read More »
The casual NBA fan might have forgotten that Derrick Rose actually played for the Chicago Bulls last season. That’s as much due to the brevity of his comeback as its quality. Rose played just 10 games in 2013-2014 before tearing the meniscus in his right knee, and was a shell of his former MVP-winning self when he was actually on the floor. He shot a putrid 35.4 percent from the field and registered a measly 9.82 player efficiency rating last season, the latter numbers over 13 points below the high standards he set in both 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. Read More »
Yesterday, Team USA practiced for the first time since witnessing Paul George‘s horrific injury in an intrasquad scrimmage on the first of August. After practice, Derrick Rose spoke about his own health, and why he has no concerns going forward.
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