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Derrick Rose Sits With 'Body Fatigue'

Derrick Rose has been sidelined from Team USA with ‘‘general body fatigue’’ since a victory over Brazil at the United Center on Saturday night.

Rose, who has had season-ending surgeries on both knees since the 2012 NBA playoffs, sat out both practices in New York but participated in the shootaround Wednesday morning and, according to one source, ‘‘moved very well.’’

According to a Chicago Bulls' source, Rose has been having ‘‘some aches in both knees, as well as his body, over the last 72 hours, but nothing unexpected or even out of the ordinary.’’ 

Via Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

USA Could Finalize Roster By Thursday

USA Basketball could finalize their World Cup roster as soon as Thursday.

Jerry Colangelo told ESPN.com that one scenario under consideration by USA Basketball officials is reducing the current 16-man roster to 12 or 13 players after Wednesday night's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.

"We've said we wanted to wait through the end of the week in New York before we made cutbacks," Colangelo said Monday, "but that could still change."

USAB must submit its official 12-man roster for the World Cup on Aug. 29 -- one day before the tournament starts.

Team USA has as many as 10 players still battling for the final six roster spots.

DeMarcus Cousins, Mason Plumlee and Andre Drummond are competing for only one guaranteed spot as backup center, though it's possible two of them could be on the plane to Spain.

Damian Lillard and DeMar DeRozan are also at risk of being cut.

Colangelo and Krzyzewski have consistently referred to the "core players" of the squad as Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose, James Harden, Kenneth Faried, Steph Curry and Kyrie Irving.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Thibodeau: Rose Has Become More Comfortable All Summer Long

Derrick Rose had seven points, four rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes during USA's 95-78 win over Brazil in an exhibition game at the United Center.

Rose was introduced last and receive a warm welcome from the crowd.

"That was huge. I was surprised I didn't get nervous out there," Rose said.

"All summer long I think he's gotten more comfortable," said Chicago Bulls head coach and U.S. assistant Tom Thibodeau. "He went through the comeback last year and learned a lot from it. I love the way he's playing. He's finding the rhythm of the game and he's playing to his strengths."

 

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Team USA Cancels Aug. 27 Appearance In Senegal Due To Ebola Concerns

USA Basketball has canceled its all-day trip to Senegal that was scheduled for Aug. 27 due to a record outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

The senior men's national team, led by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, had been scheduled to make its first visit to Africa on Aug. 27 for an all-day procession of clinics, tours and receptions in Dakar.

"I speak for all at USA Basketball when I say we're extremely disappointed we will not be able to visit Senegal," Jerry Colangelo said.

"Our entire traveling party was very much looking forward to the experience."

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

DeMarcus Cousins Listed Day-To-Day, No Structural Damage To Knee

USA Basketball National Team member DeMarcus Cousins suffered a knee-to-knee collision with a teammate during Thursday’s USA practice in Chicago.
An MRI was done on Thursday and revealed no structural damage.

Cousins is listed as day-to-day.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Nemanja Nedovic Didn't Fracture Foot, Hopes To Play In World Cup

Nemanja Nedovic did not suffer a fractured foot and he hopes to play for Serbia in the World Cup of Basketball.

The Golden State Warriors received his medical examinations and must give him clearance to participate.

Nedovic was a rookie during the 13-14 season.

Via Sportando

Rudy Gay Added To USA Basketball Roster

Rudy Gay has been added by USA Basketball to replace Kevin Durant.

Gay will compete for one of the final 12 roster spots that goes to Spain for the World Cup.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Colangelo: Durant Wasn't Himself Last Week

Jerry Colangelo said that Kevin Durant didn't seem himself last week during USA Basketball's training camp in Las Vegas.

Durant announced his decision to withdraw from the team on Thursday, citing mental and physical fatigue. 

"Kevin [Durant] wasn’t quite Kevin last week," Colangelo said. "There was a lot of stuff, speculation. I don’t know what it was. A lot of things with him. So when I got the call, I want to say it wasn’t a total surprise about him not feeling capable of going forward physically and mentally.

“He needed to get away. You got to deal with it. That’s all. It is what it is.”

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Kevin Durant Withdraws From Team USA For World Cup

Kevin Durant is poised to withdraw from Team USA heading into the World Cup trip to Spain.

The reason is not related to Paul George's injury in last Friday's exhibition game.

USA Basketball said Durant withdrew due to mental and physical exhaustion.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Blake Griffin Continuing To Work Out, Back Isn't Fractured

Blake Griffin pulled out of Team USA's training camp for the World Cup with back concerns, but he is continuing to work out this summer.

"It's less than a hairline and my back is not fractured. Everything is still intact," Griffin said. "I can still come out here and I can do my workouts and I can do everything I used to do. I just shouldn't be playing and practicing everyday this early."

Griffin weighed continuing with USA Basketball until the end of the World Cup on Sept. 14 or being rested for the upcoming Los Angeles Clippers' season.

"My whole thing is that I didn't want to go into [Clippers training] camp and put myself in a worse position," he said. "It's not that my back is broken and I'm walking around with a broken back, or I'm in so much pain.

"But if I start playing basically two months earlier than everybody else and then go through all of next season and the playoffs, then I'm probably going to put myself in a bad position. I couldn't do that."

Via Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Philippines Archives

USA Basketball Reduces Roster To 16 Players

Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis and James Harden are the three holdovers from the 2012 Olympic team.

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Paul Millsap Cut From Team USA

Team USA cut John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap from its roster on Monday, according to sources.

Silver: NBA Will Evaluate Pros, Cons Of International Tournaments

Adam Silver said he doesn't expect a major change in the participation of NBA players in international competitions following the injury to Paul George.

Ognjen Kuzmic Has Stress Fracture, Out For World Cup

Ognjen Kuzmic has a stress reaction in his left leg and will be sidelined for about four weeks.

Paul George Undergoes Surgery, Expected To Miss 14-15 Season

While there was no additional damage besides the fractures, doctors believe Paul George likely will miss all of next season.

Paul George Suffers Horrific Leg Injury

Paul George was taken to the hospital and the remainder of the game was canceled.

Spurs Won't Give Manu Ginobili Permission To Play In World Cup

Manu Ginobili had a highly productive season as the Spurs attempt to extend his career.

Canada Targeting 2020 Olympics For Current Core To Peak

Canada will try to qualify for the 2016 Olympics, but the 2020 games have been targeted as when the current crop of players will truly be ready to compete.

Jazz See Dante Exum Playing In World Cup As Development Opportunity

Dante Exum should get a lot of minutes for Australia in the World Cup of Basketball next month.

Thibodeau: USA Minicamp 'Next Step' In Rose's Rehab Process

Derrick Rose is participating in USA Basketball's five-day minicamp in Las Vegas as he takes the next step in his rehab process.

Paul Millsap Receives Invitation For Team USA

The United States has a shortage of frontcourt players after both Blake Griffin and Kevin Love withdrew from participating.

Kevin Love Withdraws From USA Basketball

Sources said that Kevin Love couldn't risk injury at this point with trade talks in a sensitive place.

Blake Griffin Withdraws From 2014 USA Basketball

Blake Griffin was one of 19 players selected to the USA roster from which the 2014 USA World Cup Team will be selected.

USA Basketball Releases 2014 Training Camp Roster

DeMar DeRozan and Chandler Parsons have been added to the USA training camp roster.

Westbrook Withdraws From USA Basketball For World Cup

Russell Westbrook was part of the USA teams in 2010 and 2012, and he hopes to still play in the 2016 Olympics.

Derrick Rose Uncertain About Participating With USA This Summer

Derrick Rose is uncertain if he will participate in USA Basketball's training camp starting July 28 in Las Vegas.

Batum To Participate In FIBA World Cup For France

Nicolas Batum and France won the European Championship last summer.

Joakim Noah To Sit Out World Cup Of Basketball

Joakim Noah sat out the 2012 Olympics due to plantar fasciitis.

Bulls Support Derrick Rose's Participation In Summer With Team USA

Derrick Rose was part of the 2010 World Championship team.

Tony Parker Named FIBA Europe Player Of The Year

Tony Parker led France to a championship at EuroBasket last summer.
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