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Rose out vs. Grizzlies

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Rose out vs. Grizzlies

MEMPHISAlthough he continued to use a walking boot for precautionary measures, it seemed as if Bulls point guard Derrick Rose would be able to soldier through his sprained left big-toe injury, suffered last week. Even when Tom Thibodeau said before Mondays afternoon-matinee game against the Grizzlies that Rose would be a game-time decision, it just appeared to be a typical case of the Bulls head coach not wanting to divulge more information than necessary.

However, the glum look on Roses face after he received treatment for the injury and before he took the FedEx Forum court for pregame warm-ups told the story.

Ill have to go out there and see. See how it goes, said a dejected Rose, who played his college basketball in the same arena. Still hurts a little bit, but Ive still got to go out there and play.

Well see, but you know the way I am, where Ive got that old-school mentality, where I dont want to miss a game and it hurts missing games, especially when it comes to me. I will have to see, though. Trainers told me to come back in and tell them how it is when I go out there and after I shoot, so thats just what Im waiting on, he continued. You really cant move, so probably once again go out there and see how it goes, and see from there.

Rose, who was officially named one of 20 finalists for USA Basketball's 2012 Olympic team Saturday, apparently re-aggravated the injury in Saturdays home win over the Raptors.

But thats almost every game, where you jam it, by the way that I play, the way that I push off, he said. Rose was very surprised. Kind of irritating. You want it to go away, but it always finds its way back.

Adding to his disappointment is the fact that he wont be able to play in front a supportive fanbase in Memphis, where Rose -- whos also suffering from a sinus infection -- is beloved for leading the John Calipari-coached Tigers to the NCAA national-championship game.

Coming back here -- Im only going to be here one time -- for me to be hurt almost every time I come here, he said. Its messed up.

John Lucas III will start in Rose's place for today's game.

Bulls Talk Podcast: Kendall Gill on boxing broadcasting, debate over the East’s top team

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Kendall Gill on boxing broadcasting, debate over the East’s top team

On this edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Kevin Anderson discuss Kendall’s broadcast career in boxing and the latest NBA news.

0:45 - Kendall on calling the Pacquiao fight

2:10 - On seeing Pacquiao up close and a new appreciation for his skill

4:05 - KG on his crossover in his 50+ basketball league and tagging Vincent Goodwill

6:18 - Reaction to Carlos Boozer getting cut his from his Big 3 team

8:40 - Kendall on Thad Young getting Team USA invite and why he’d decline it

12:18 - On Wendell Carter Jr passing on throwing out the first pitch at the White Sox game Monday night

13:50 - On Kyle Korver signing with the Bucks

15:20 - Debating who’s the favorite in the East: Bucks or Sixers?

19:30 - On Ricky O’Donnell and his quote on Arci and White

21:30 - Challenge of Boylen keeping his players happy with the rotation

22:30 - On Bulls bringing Shaq Harrison back and having 5 point guards

25:45 - Why stretching Felicio is unlikely at this point in the offseason

26:44 - On Tim Duncan becoming an assistant coach with the Spurs

30:20 - No Justin Holiday return to the Bulls

31:00 - On the Lakers signing Giannis’ younger brother

Listen to the entire podcast here or the embedded player below.

Bulls Talk Podcast

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Bulls forward Thaddeus Young invited to USA Basketball training camp for 2019 FIBA World Cup

Bulls forward Thaddeus Young invited to USA Basketball training camp for 2019 FIBA World Cup

Thaddeus Young could don one more different jersey before he hits the court with the Bulls for the first time.

According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Young has been invited to participate in USA Basketball's training camp roster for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Team USA has seen several star NBA players withdraw their name for consideration from the team in recent days, including Wizards guard Bradley Beal and 76ers forward Tobias Harris. Thus, there is at least a small chance that Young makes the final roster, which would be the fourth-straight World Cup in which a Bull plays for Team USA

Derrick Rose donned the stars and stripes in both 2010 and 2014, following Kirk Hinrich in 2006 and Jay Williams in 2002. Perhaps Bulls guard Zach LaVine will be the next player to receive an invite?

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