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Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Kevin Love Admires Rose's Work Ethic

Kevin Love Admires Rose's Work Ethic

“He’s one of the hardest workers in the game. And that’s why he’s one of the best players in the game.” --Kevin Love on Derrick Rose Read »

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 1:21 PM
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By Bryan Crawford
      

Derrick Rose: 'It's an Honor to Play For Team USA'

“I’m looking forward to getting back on the court this summer and having the chance to represent our country." --Derrick Rose Read »

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 8:57 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Derrick Rose Named to National Team Roster

Derrick Rose Named to National Team Roster

"This is the first step of building the USA Basketball National Team pool of players for 2014-16. This roster is extremely talented, deep and versatile." --USA Basketball Chairman, Jerry Colangelo Read »

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 12:27 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Kobe Confident DRose Can Return at High Level

Kobe Confident DRose Can Return at High Level

Once considered to be one of the NBA’s more durable players, injuries have turned the future Hall of Famer into a spectator in LA, much like Derrick Rose in Chicago. Read »

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 at 11:01 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

D. Rose Joins Bulls on the Road

D. Rose Joins Bulls on the Road

“It’s always good to have him around.” --Kirk Hinrich Read »

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 1:53 PM
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By Bryan Crawford
      

Thibodeau Gives Update on D. Rose

"He's coming along fine. He's off the crutches." --Tom Thibodeau Read »

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:54 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Opinion: Pressure on Rose to Recruit Will Be Higher Than Ever

Opinion: Pressure on Rose to Recruit Will Be Higher Than Ever

Whether he realizes it or not, with the trade of Luol Deng and the possible amnesty of Carlos Boozer this summer, the pressure on D. Rose to recruit will be higher than ever in the coming months. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 1:26 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Paxson Discusses Deng Trade With Media

Paxson Discusses Deng Trade With Media

"Over the weekend we realized how far apart we were in terms of coming to any type of agreement." --John Paxson on last week's rejected extension offer to Luol Deng Read »

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 5:31 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Opinion: Deng Trade a Complete Shock

Opinion: Deng Trade a Complete Shock

The subject of Deng being moved had been a topic of discussion since training camp when negotiations on an extension between the two sides stalled during the summer. Read »

Friday, Jan 3, 2014 at 10:03 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

As Part of ACL Rehab, Rondo Open to D-League Play

As Part of ACL Rehab, Rondo Open to D-League Play

Like Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo is going through the painfully slow process of returning to the NBA after an ACL tear. Read »

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Bryan Crawford Bryan Crawford was born and raised in Englewood on Chicago's South Side. His grasp of of the game came from playing all over the city and suburbs as a kid and watching Michael Jordan perform with the Bulls. He has written for SLAM Magazine, SLAMonline, RedEye, The Sports Fan Journal and is a weekly guest radio host on the Jarrett Payton Show. Follow him on Twitter: @BryanCraw4D
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