Tuesday September 2nd, 2014

Chicago Bulls and USA Basketball guard Derrick Rose said he is feeling good after playing in back-to-back games during the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

Rose played 23 minutes against Finland on Aug. 30 and scored two points in 17 minutes the next day against Turkey.

"I know the questions are going to come and they're going to be there the whole year. So I can’t get tired of it. I’m feeling good right now," Rose said to ESPN.com.

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Rose is still working his way back from tearing the medial meniscus in his right knee last November. Rose also tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in April 2012.

"Just trying to get in better shape, get in better condition, so that when I do need to score the ball, then it’ll be there," Rose said.

The USA (2-0) plays New Zealand (0-2) in its next group stage game on Tuesday, followed by match ups with the Dominican Republic on Wednesday and the Ukraine on Thursday.

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- Scooby Axson

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