UPDATES & NEWS
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
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva