Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was a last-minute scratch Wednesday night from Team USA’s exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
Rose was scheduled to play Wednesday despite sitting out practices Monday and Tuesday to rest his sore knees after making his return to a game for the first time in eight months Saturday night in an exhibition victory over Brazil in Chicago.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, who is serving this summer as one of Krzyzewski’s Team USA assistants, confirmed that after Wednesday’s game, saying of Rose: “He’s fine. He’s just getting another day of rest.”
Sources: Steph Curry to Undergo MRI After Exiting Game with Left Knee Injury
Golden State’s Steph Curry will undergo an MRI on his left knee Saturday, league source tells ESPN. Curry left game tonight with what Warriors are calling a strain.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 24, 2018
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
Sources: Celtics to Petition NBA for Hardship Exemption
With Kyrie Irving joining Marcus Smart, Daniel Theis and, of course, Gordon Hayward on the shelf for a while due to injury, source says the Celtics will petition with the NBA for a Hardship Exemption. If granted, Boston will be able to add an additional player to the roster.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) March 23, 2018
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
Celtics’ Irving to Undergo Procedure on Left Knee
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will undergo a procedure on his left knee on Saturday, according to the team. The procedure is described as minimally invasive, to relieve irritation. Further information will be provided following the procedure.
Source: Boston Celtics