Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is still recovering from knee surgery that ended his season earlier than expected. This summer, Team USA led by head coach Mike Krzyzewski will be holding camp in Las Vegas for the newly named FIBA World Cup.
“We expect him to be there that last week of July when we’re choosing the team in Vegas,” Krzyzewski said during an “ESPNU College Basketball” podcast with host Andy Katz. “He can’t make the team unless he’s ready to go full bore. And knowing Derrick I would think he’ll be ready, and hopefully he’ll be 100 percent.”
Rose suffered his latest knee injury — he missed the 2012-13 season while recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee — on Nov. 22. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said earlier this month that the former league MVP had started taking contact in practice.
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