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Derrick Rose expects to play Friday night for Team USA against Puerto Rico, which will end a six-day reprieve from actually playing basketball. He has not taken part in scrimmages at practice since playing 24 minutes in a victory over Brazil last Saturday.
Knee soreness and general precautionary reasons are what is keeping Rose sidelined, and should that really be a surprise? He has had surgery on each of his knees over the past two seasons, and it takes players time to get back into game shape when they have basically been sidelined for two straight years.
The question for USA Basketball is this: Will Rose be able to play five games in six nights, which is what their schedule calls for? If not, does it make sense to put him on the final 12-man roster?
Plenty of talk about Rose and Team USA in this interview with the Boers & Bernstein Show in Chicago on 670 The Score.
The Hoops Lounge 064 Who Is Leading Team USA?
Marc Griffin and Phil Boileau are joined by guest Erik Brown (@ButchCrassidy) a sports writer who hails from Chicago.
What’s it like to see Derrick Rose finally playing again?
How will Team USA succeed without Kevin Durant?
Is Anthony Davis now “the man” on Team USA?
Who is being cut from this roster?
What’s your starting five?
Will USA win in Spain?
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Not many people are criticizing Kevin Durant for quitting Team USA nearly two weeks after the team began training camp, but I am an exception. I thought it was a poor choice by a guy who let down his national team coach and teammates -- even if the majority of folks want to give him a pass.
But as we look closer at Durant's decision, it raises some questions. Is he getting bad advice from Jay Z and Roc Nation, who represent him?
Is sneaker money more important than keeping your word to your coach and teammates?
And is Roc Nation making the right kinds of endorsement deals for Durant, who is negotiationg with UnderArmour and adidas as he ponders leaving Nike.
My answers in this interview with Marc Daniels, host of "The Beat of Sports" on 740-The Game in Orlando.
Paul George was used to playing in an NBA arena. Unfortunately, the Thomas & Mack Center is not an NBA arena, and it did not have an NBA-type basket stanchion at both ends of the court.
Bobby Gonzalez, the former Division I NCAA coach at Seton Hall and Manhattan, was at Friday night's Team USA scrimmage in Las Vegas when George suffered his gruesome broken leg injury. In this interview with Howard David on ESPNRadio in New York, Gonzalez describes what he saw, what it might mean to the future of international basketball, and whether the U.S. federation might ever go back to fielding teams of college basketball players.
Derrick Rose is one of five point guards in training camp for Team USA, and he is the only one who has these three things in play right now:
_ He is trying to initiate a career comeback after playing only 10 games the past two seasons after injuries to both of his knees.
_ He is the only one of the five Team USA point guards who has won an MVP award. Also, he started for Mike Krzyzewski four years ago in Turkey at the World Championship.
_ His coach, Tom Thibodeau, is an assistant on the U.S. staff and is overseing Rose's scrimmages with an eagle eye.
Columnist Bobby Gonzalez attended the first day of practice and wrote that he thinks Rose will make the final 12-man roster, along with Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving (Damian Lillard and John Wall would miss the cut. I wrote in my camp preview that I thought Rose would be the easiest to cut.
So what are we to make of Rose's strong play and strong words following the colclusion of Day One of Team USA's training camp? I discussed on the Boers and Bernstein Show on 670-AM The Score in Chicago.
Cory, Jarett and John break down are live again tonight at 11 P.M. We breakdown Team USA's match against Belgium in the Round of 16 in this year's World Cup. It doesn't end there, the boys break down top picks of the NBA Draft and more all on The Final Buzzer!
Join THE SPORTS RYDERS for a explosive conversation regarding the latest scandals to hit the NFL,while week 2 goes in the books the league has suffered another blow to continue to keep the focus off the play on the field much to the despair of the commish and the owners,also the new NFL drug policy looks to take effect and return some convicted guys back onto the playing field much earlier than expected TSR will also look into the International dominance of TEAM USA as they breeze to Gold without much competition and it raises the question should we continue to send our best NBA players to risk injury or allow it to revert back to a amateur event for the young stars to enjoy even at the risk of losing.
Hosts: Martin Soaries, Lawrence & Jason Reels, Tommy Hill
NBA - We discuss recent reports about a trade for the Indiana Pacers, Derrick Rose's comments to CNN, and what Team USA will be like without LeBron James.
NFL - We talk news from training camp and break down who to look out for in each division.
What We Hear - Our hosts share what they've been listening to throughout the week.
Jay Z - We discuss his comments from the RapRadar interview with Elliott Wilson, labeling Drake as the Kobe Bryant of rap.
Martin Soaries (@marley_mcfly) and Tyler Stowers talk about Team USA adding Rudy Gay, the Spurs adding Becky Hammon, LeBron losing weight, and thoughts from Tyler on our All-Time NBA Mock Draft teams.
On this episode of Coast To Coast we react to the news of Kevin Durant's withdrawal from Team USA, discuss the ramifications of he and Paul George's absence, who needs to step up/be cut, talk about Derrick Rose's progress, Kobe's Shanghai performance, and much more.
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