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FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Aug 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Video: Derrick Rose’s Explosive Crossover For The Two-Handed Jam

Derrick Rose vs. Finland

USA Basketball suffered a lot of setbacks before finally arriving in Spain today for their opening game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Paul George went down in gruesome fashion, Kevin Durant dropped out, and the old standbys LeBron, ‘Melo and Kobe didn’t participate. Even Derrick Rose suffered some soreness, but today’s beat-down of Finland offered a glimpse of the Rose’s return to his athletic apex. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 25, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Report: Irving Will Start Final Tuneup; Could Rotate With Rose For World Cup

Kyrie Irving

And Kyrie Irving’s charmed offseason continues. After inking a max-level extension that cemented his status as a franchise cornerstone and watching as the previously woebegone Cleveland Cavaliers completed a wholesale roster overhaul highlighted by the addition of two of basketball’s best players, Irving has emerged as the likely starter at point guard for Team USA. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 21, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Rose Says DNP In Team USA Exhibition Was Result Of “Body Fatigue”

Derrick Rose

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 »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 20, 2014 / 8:30 am

Report: Derrick Rose Bothered By Knee Soreness; Should Play In Exhibition

Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has sat out the last two practices in the lead up to USA Basketball‘s exhibition game tonight against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden. He’s said to be experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired knees, but is expected to play tonight, according to National Team coach Mike Krzyzewski. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 17, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winners

LeBron James

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 »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 17, 2014 / 8:00 am

Anthony Davis Shines Necessarily Bright In Team USA’s 95-78 Win Over Brazil

Anthony Davis

A hometown hero indeed stole the show in Team USA’s disheveled 95-78 win over Brazil at Chicago’s United Center. It just wasn’t the one we were all expecting. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 16, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Rose Says This Comeback Is “Totally Different” Than Last Year’s

Derrick Rose, Tom Thibodeau

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 »

FIBA World Cup / Aug 15, 2014 / 11:45 am

Derrick Rose On His Health: “I Have No Fears…I Think Everything Will Go My Way”

Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose

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. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Team USA Roster, Rotation Might Be Taking Shape (UPDATE)

Team USA

The withdrawals of presumptive Team USA locks Kevin Love and Blake Griffin from the 2014 FIBA World Cup were one thing. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has always preferred to utilize a nominal, athletic power forward in the Carmelo Anthony mold as opposed to more traditional big men alongside a true center, which is why the absences of Paul George and Kevin Durant loom so large. USA Basketball’s best available options to play that crucial role are gone, and the country’s most logical if less optimal replacements – Love and Griffin – never came. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Smack / Aug 5, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Andre Drummond Calls Derrick Rose “Ferrari Amongst Nissans”

Derrick Rose

Unfortunately but appropriately lost amid the NBA world’s reaction to the devastating injury suffered by Paul George at last Friday’s USA Basketball Showcase was a mesmerizing start by Derrick Rose. Lauded by coaches and teammates alike for his performance in training camp, Rose surpassed even unrealistic expectations in the opening minutes of Team USA’s scrimmage with three classically explosive baskets that recalled his MVP-winning form of 2011. Read More »