After not playing in Wednesday night's exhibition game versus the Dominican Republic, Team USA point guard Derrick Rose practiced Thursday and says he will play in the team's exhibition game Friday versus Puerto Rico.
Rose has been bothered by continued knee soreness, but things seem to have subsided enough that he can rejoin practice and get back out on the court. Of course, given Rose's history of knee problems, we can't say that the Bulls are probably too happy with his decision to participate in this tournament.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Hassan Whiteside (hand) will not play Sunday.
Whiteside has been great this season, but it will be hard to trust him next season considering all the games he has missed. With Chris Andersen out as well, Udonis Haslem will have to play nearly all of the minutes at center for Miami. Michael Beasley should see more playing time as well.Both are decent fantasy plays. Analysis: Steve Pimental