Rose came off bench to help Team USA to comfortable win on opening night…
Team USA and Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is under the spotlight in Spain this summer, but he showed good signs in the opening game win over Finland.
The 25-year-old is under scrutiny more so than his team-mates in the FIBA World Cup, largely due to the fact that he is recovering from a significant spell on the sidelines.
Having played in just 10 games over the past two NBA seasons, Rose has impressed through training camp this summer but was also forced to rest after feeling soreness in his surgically repaired knees.
After suffering a torn ACL in his left knee in 2012, the Bulls star sustained a torn medial meniscus in November last year, but seemingly this time round he is more confident about his ability to return to his former MVP level of play.
Rose scored 12 points in the 114-55 romp over Finland on the opening night of the tournament, and the play below gathered significant attention as he drives to the basket with his usual explosiveness before throwing down a two-handed jam.