| Aug 16, 2014
| 9:42 PM
Exhibition or not, the test Brazil posed Saturday night at the United Center should serve as a reminder that USA Basketball will have to earn gold at next month's FIBA World Cup.
"We're more capable of getting beat than we would be in London or Beijing,...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:28 PM
LAS VEGAS — In a rare interview, B.J. Armstrong said Derrick Rose is in good spirits, lauded the Bulls’ offseason moves and said his client’s main focus is pursuing a championship for his hometown franchise.
“I was recently out...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Team USA Basketball officials will announce on Tuesday that Washington Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal and Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap have been released from the team, multiple media outlets reported Monday.
USA Basketball has...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Derrick Rose hasn’t played a game at the United Center since shooting 4-for-13 in a victory over the Bobcats on Nov. 18, 2013, four days before tearing his right meniscus.
That will change Aug. 16.
In an expected development given how physically...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:26 PM
LAS VEGAS — In this artificial city where hope can disappear as easily as coins in a slot machine, a man of substance is working to regain his magic.
You remember public address announcer Tommy Edwards' pregame call at the United Center: From...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:08 PM
LAS VEGAS — After a fourth straight day of practice, Derrick Rose was asked how he felt on a scale of 1 to 10.
"Eleven," he said.
Sounds like a good time for an intrasquad scrimmage. That's what Friday brings, the culmination of this five-day...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Now, the only question becomes whether Derrick Rose reclaims his starting spot.
Rose, the starting point guard when USA Basketball captured gold at the 2010 World Championships in Turkey, was named one of 12 finalists for the FIBA World Cup that...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Prepare for another running of the Bulls in Spain.
With free-agent signee Pau Gasol firmly ensconced in his role for the Spanish national team, USA Basketball named Derrick Rose to the 12-man roster for the FIBA World Cup that begins Saturday.
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Count coach Mike Krzyzewski as one of many Chicagoans hoping to see Derrick Rose return to form.
Rose was named Monday as one of 19 players on the USA World Cup national team training camp roster, which will practice in Las Vegas from July 28 to Aug....
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Vance Downs vividly remembers the first time he met Doug McDermott.
"My first impression was, 'Wow, he's small!'" the longtime coach of Ames (Iowa) High said by phone. "His father told me he was the same size at Doug's age, maybe even a little smaller....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:17 PM
The superlatives are flowing fast for Doug McDermott, whose smooth jump shot veteran NBA coach George Karl compared to that of Dell Curry, one of the purest shooters in league history.
Just don't expect to hear them come that often from McDermott's...