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Please forgive my lying eyes

Apparently, I can’t read. Rose didn’t jack up seven treys. Chauncey Billups did. Oy. But I still have the same fear: I don’t want Rose to become too reliant on his outside shooting. His free throw attempts per game need to go up. To me, that’s just as important as developing his outside touch. Free throws […]

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Derrick Rose had a productive weekend

Team USA is now 2-0 in the FIBA world championships. They’re not going to draw comparisons to the Dream Team of 1992 or even the so-called Redeem Team of 2008…but they’re doing pretty well for a group widely (and rather correctly) referred to as Team USA’s “B” team. It’s been great to see these guys band together. Now let’s […]

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Derrick Rose versus The World (well, Spain, anyway)

In yesterday’s warmup game for the FIBA world championships, Team USA eked out an 86-85 win over Spain in Madrid. What a way to celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day…thanks Team USA! I know. The final score isn’t very impressive considering the expectations for any squad named Team USA. But in all fairness, Spain — the defending world champs — suffered only […]

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