On Thursday, it was reported that Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin would no leaving the Team USA roster for this summer’s FIBA World Cup tournament. However, there is positive news when it comes to another NBA star.
According to a report from Sam Amick of USA Today Sports, Chicago Bulls star guard Derrick Rose, who has had injuries plague his previous two NBA season, remains on track to suit up for Coach K and the United States.
Amick passed along the news from Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo.
With healthy players like Aldridge and Griffin pulling out in order to focus on their forthcoming NBA seasons, the silver lining for Team USA is that Derrick Rose remains on track to take part. The Chicago Bulls point guard has played just 49 games in the last two seasons because of devastating ACL and meniscus injuries, but Colangelo said he is expected to take part in Las Vegas and thereafter.
It will be interesting to see how Rose looks on the court when he joins Team USA.
If Rose can show that he is working towards his old form, then the Chicago Bulls and their fan base will have to shed a little smile despite missing out on Carmelo Anthony in free agency.