FANTASY PLAYER 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