Rose Set To Join Team USA In FIBA World Cup

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After months of absence inside the hardcourt, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is reportedly set to join the Team USA mini-camp in Las Vegas after fully recovering from a right meniscus tear, according to The Chicago Tribune reporter K.C. Johnson.

100% Ready

Rose injured his knee last November to miss a second full season in a row. He hasn’t played in his best since 2012. But his meniscus injury was less severe than the torn ACL he suffered in the playoffs two years ago. Reports say that he is 100 percent ready to go.

Johnson reports that ‘Rose began taking full contact in the form of one-on-one or two-on-two or three-on-three offday sessions late in the first-round series against the Wizards.’

But some say that he is not yet fit to play in the level of competition in FIBA World Cup and doubts still surround the performance of the Bulls star for not being able to play competitive basketball for two years. The mini-camp is set to start on July 28.

The Star Returns

Nevertheless, the future looks bright for the franchise. Aside from the return of their star guard, they are among the list of teams to land possible big names in the free agency such as stars Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love.