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Derrick Rose sits out USA vs Dominican Republic exhibition game

20 minutes agoBasketball / NBA :

Here’s reporting on Team USA: Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was a last-minute scratch Wednesday night from Team USA’s exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden. Rose was scheduled to play Wednesday despite sitting out practices Monday and Tuesday to rest his sore knees after making his return to a game for the [...]

Team USA moves on without Kevin Durant

23 minutes agoBasketball / NBA :

While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward. Durant stunned the Americans when he decided to withdraw after practicing with the team during its first week of training camp. Now that they’ve had time to get over the surprise, they aren’t dwelling on it. “I’m through talking about Kevin,” U.S. coach [...]

Derrick Rose not playing tonight for Team USA

33 minutes agoSports : Globetrotting

NEW YORK -- Four days after competing in his first game in nearly nine months, Bulls guard Derrick Rose is not playing in USA Basketball’s exhibition game on Wednesday night against the Dominican Republic.

James Harden throws down an easy jam for Team USA

37 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

Defense looks optional in this exhibition as James Harden throws down a breakaway dunk. Team USA is taking on the Dominican Republic in an exhibition game leading up to the FIBA World Cu and defense appears to be optional. James Harden snuck behind the entire Dominican Republic defense for a long outlet pass. Show More Summary

Derrick Rose is a game-time decision for Team USA's exhibition game

The Bulls point guard is experiencing soreness following his return to game action. Derrick Rose is a game-time decision for Wednesday night's USA Basketball exhibition game against the  Dominican Republic in Madison Square Garden. Rose...Show More Summary

USA faces Dominican Republic in second FIBA World Cup exhibition

Team USA continues its pre-FIBA World Cup schedule with a game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden. Will Derrick Rose suit up? After a trip to West Point, Team USA heads to Madison Square Garden to take on the Dominican Republic for the second game of its summer tour prior to the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Show More Summary

Team USA Basketball vs. Dominican Republic: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

With Team USA expected to announce its final cuts as early as Thursday, per ESPN’s Marc Stein, the stakes for Wednesday’s 7 p.m. ET showdown with the John Calipari-coached Dominican Republic stand to be much higher than the game’s exhibition...Show More Summary

Sad Derrick Rose's Sad Knees Are Achy

5 hours agoSports : Deadspin

Remember, like, a week ago, when we were hearing all kinds of stories out of the Team USA basketball camp about how Derrick Rose was back, and people were sharing clips of him seemingly doing Derrick Rose things? Read more...

Nene thinks Anthony Davis is Dhalsim from 'Street Fighter'

When you have amazing range and athleticism it's only natural to make the comparison. Anthony Davis had a stellar game for Team USA in their win over Brazil, posting 20 points, eight blocks and five rebounds. It was the kind of other-worldly...Show More Summary

Video: Team USA bball training in Chicago

Enjoy these video highlights of Team USA’s recent training sessions in Chicago as they prepare for the upcoming World Cup tournament:

James Harden Wants to Be Team USA’s Leader

Kevin Durant is no longer around, and neither are the likes of Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, DeMarcus Cousins and Paul George. According to the very confident James Harden, and even […] The post James Harden Wants to Be Team USA’s Leader appeared first on SLAMonline.

USA vs. Dominican Republic: Game time, TV schedule and more

Team USA takes on the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden for another tune-up prior to the FIBA Basketball World Cup. After a trip to West Point, Team USA heads to Madison Square Garden to take on the Dominican Republic for the second game of its summer tour prior to the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Show More Summary

Report: Derrick Rose Bothered By Knee Soreness

Team USA gave Derrick Rose a couple of days off this week, with all parties saying this was done as a precautionry move and a good opportunity to get some […] The post Report: Derrick Rose Bothered By Knee Soreness appeared first on SLAMonline.

Good morning, say goodbye to Dick Bavetta

That and more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. TONIGHT: Team USA vs. the Dominican Republic, 7 p.m. Show More Summary

Stint with Team USA Should Pay Major Dividends for DeMar DeRozan

Being a part of the current 16-man roster for Team USA is just another feather in the cap of 25-year-old swingman DeMar DeRozan, who hopes to survive the final cuts and don the red, white and blue at the FIBA World Cup. DeRozan 's name...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant: ‘I love USA’ but rest is best move

Kevin Durant is in New York this week headlining at least two events, receiving the type of attention befitting a reigning MVP. But the NBA’s scoring champ won’t be playing for Team USA at the Garden — including Wednesday’s contest against the Dominican Republic — after surprisingly withdrawing from the squad earlier this month.

Derrick Rose Would Be Wise to Sit out Team USA's Wednesday Exhibition

Until we see Derrick Rose play an entire NBA season and return to something resembling his MVP form, there is going to be panic whenever he misses a practice or game. That’s just a reality now for Chicago Bulls supporters and basketball fans everywhere. Show More Summary

It's a Small World for Team USA at FIBA Tournament

CHICAGO — Team USA used to be made up of amateurs. Now it's a small party of basketball's elite, and a quick look inside may show us where the game is heading. The 1992 Dream Team signified the first time many NBA superstars (including Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Karl Malone and Magic Johnson) took the court together—excepting for All-Star games. Show More Summary

Nets’ Mason Plumlee says he’s ‘definitely comfortable at power forward’

The opportunity that catapulted Mason Plumlee to Team USA didn’t start until after Brook Lopez went down with a season-ending foot injury. By then, the Nets had adopted a small lineup and Plumlee, an athletic rookie, was developing rapidly as the team's center.

5 Young NBA Stars Who Could Fill Paul George's Void Next Season

Paul George's brief stint with Team USA was cut short long before he could contribute to the club's FIBA World Cup competition in Spain. Even more tragically, he'll likely miss the NBA season ahead. A freak fast-break play translated...Show More Summary

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