Team USA basketball made the final cuts for the FIBA World Cup tonight, and Chicago’s Derrick Rose has made the cut.
Playing in his second game in ninth months, Rose came off the bench and made his presence felt, contributing six points and four assists in about 13 minutes of action. Rose made the final twelve man roster along with other point guards Stephan Curry and Kyrie Irving. The final roster was narrowed down to twelve men late Friday night/very early Saturday morning after Team USA dismantled Puerto Rico 112-86.
Others that made the team were Anthony Davis, James Harden, DeMarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson, Andre Drummond, Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee.
Final cuts to the team consisted of Damian Lillard, Kyle Korver, Gordan Hayward and Chandler Parsons.
This can only mean good things for Bulls fans as it seems Rose is back to a level where he can beat out the other premium point guards in the league. It also mean that Rose can get back into organized basketball before re-joining the Bulls. Workout his kinks, and get back to playing basketball at an elite level to help the Bulls make a NBA Finals push.