Derrick Rose sits out Team USA exhibition Wednesday

Derrick Rose sits out Team USA exhibition Wednesday
August 20, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Bulls point guard Derrick Rose won't play in Team USA's exhibition game Wednesday night against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden, has confirmed.

Rose, who missed back-to-back days of practice since Team USA arrived in New York following last Saturday's win over Brazil at the United Center in Chicago, is experiencing mild knee soreness.'s John Schumann first reported the news, after NBA TV's Matt Winer reported that the former league MVP is a "game-time decision."

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Missing Wednesday's game is considered a precautionary move and not something to be overly concerned about, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, and the Chicago native could play against Puerto Rico in Friday's exhibition game in New York.

After leaving New York, Team USA will play a final exhibition game against Slovenia next Tuesday in Spain before beginning the inaugural FIBA World Cup, which starts Aug. 30.