Derrick Rose, James Harden (photo. FIBA Vine)
Among the things we loved most about the World Cup were the unique replays and camera angles offered by the FIBA broadcast team. We were privy to awesome views of the games in Spain to which we simply aren’t accustomed from NBA action, and it made the rare August-September basketball even better than we were anticipating. Though Team USA took down upstart Serbia in the gold medal game yesterday and officially ended the tournament in the process, the FIBA experience was far from over for fans. Read More »
USA Basketball Schmoney Dance (photo. @usatodaynba)
Welp, it was a foregone conclusion after Kyrie Irving went off in the first quarter against Serbia, but the USA is again world champion after winning the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Following the presentation of their gold medals and the lifting of the Naismith trophy on the winning podium, they all did the ubiquitous Shmoney dance except one player — who has a history of declining dance opportunities. Read More »
USA Basketball is running a three-point shooting clinic in their gold medal game against Serbia this Sunday afternoon. But with most of America watching football, the men’s basketball team continues to show off their athleticism in the World Cup with a scramble for the ball at mid-court leading to a Kenneth Faried slam after a gorgeous feed from Derrick Rose. Read More »
Team USA just tipped off against Serbia in the FIBA World Cup gold medal game, with the oddsmakers making them overwhelming favorites following the loss of their biggest challenger, Spain. Despite some helter-skelter performances where he was dreadful while also showing flashes of his 2011 MVP form, Derrick Rose recently said he’d give his performance an “A” and has more confidence heading into the season after a pair of knee surgeries made limited him to just 10 NBA games over the last two seasons. Read More »
With the release of basketball gaming king NBA 2K15 less than a month away, we project the ratings for the game’s top-20 players. Note that these rankings were gleaned from considering the final player ratings of 2K14 and simple player analysis, factoring in progression and regression. No exclusive knowledge nor personal bias was used in compiling them, either. Our projected rating follows the player’s name, with the difference between his final rating in last year’s game and our projection noted in parentheses. Read More »
While Klay Thompson led USA Basketball in scoring with 20 points during their 119-76 thrashing of Slovenia in the FIBA World Cup today, Derrick Rose showed that he was getting a little sick about all the talk about his poor shooting during the tournament in pool play. He had his best game of the tournament and scored in a variety of ways while also finding his teammates. Read More »
As Team USA prepares for its quarterfinals matchup against Slovenia tomorrow, Derrick Rose‘s poor play at the FIBA World Cup continues to be a prominent subplot. Last week, Rose remained positive about his play. Over the weekend, Team USA assistant coach and Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau defended his point guard. Today, Rose spoke a bit more about his performance at the tournament so far.
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Derrick Rose’s World Cup struggles reached a nadir in Team USA’s 96-83 win over Mexico today. The Chicago Bulls superstar missed all five of his shots and committed four turnovers in just 16 minutes of play on Saturday, dipping his total tournament statistics even lower: Rose is now averaging 4.5 points, 2.7 assists, and 1.8 turnovers while shooting a putrid 21.6 percent from the field. Despite his star’s unequivocally poor performance for the Americans, though, Bulls coach and Team USA assistant Tom Thibodeau insists he’s encouraged by Rose’s play. Read More »
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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/ 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 »