Derrick Rose sits out another Team USA practice, not likely to start Wednesday
For the second day in a row, Derrick Rose sat out a Team USA practice. He got up a few shots after practice but did not run through drills.
For the second day in a row everyone says he is fine, it is just precautionary. There’s no reason to think otherwise and there is certainly no reason to push him hard for summer practices and exhibition games.
Speaking of those FIBA World Cup tune up games, the USA has one Wednesday night and Rose, who started against Brazil, may not against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden, reports John Schuhmann of NBA.com.
Rose is healthy, but got another day of rest today. Wants to play tomorrow, but Colangelo said he might not start, because of...— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) August 19, 2014
... an assumed policy that if you don't practice the day before a game, you don't start.— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) August 19, 2014
Jerry Colangelo on Derrick Rose: "Right now, there's no issue here. If he needs down time, this is a good time for it."— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) August 19, 2014
Rose: "I'm really happy where I'm at right now... I'm just trying to take my time & get rest, because we have a long schedule ahead of us."— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) August 19, 2014
Nothing to see here, move along.
Although after the last couple years, we’ll be keeping a closer eye on Rose as he goes forward into the season.
Tom Thibodeau is going to have to get his star some in season rest this year, a few days off. That’s not usually his style, but times they are a changin’.