Derrick Rose was averaging 15.9 points per game before his meniscus injury. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
Injured Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose says his knee feels good and plans on being at the USA Basketball minicamp in July after being one of 28 players selected for the national team pool.
Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee on Nov. 22 after playing in only 10 games. He missed all of the 2012-13 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
"If my leg is feeling healthy and I'm there, I'm all in. Of course I want to play for that team," Rose said Wednesday about the national team, via the Chicago Tribune.
Rose didn't say if he will not play again this NBA season, even though team management says his 2013-14 campaign is done.
"I haven't even had a chance to think about it," Rose said. "I'm just worrying about my next stage in this process and that's running right now. I'm on the AlterG (an anti-gravity treadmill). Hopefully be running without it pretty soon.
I'm not keeping (a return) open. I just said right now I'm not thinking about it. I'm not running yet. When I get off the AlterG, that's when I'll consider coming back or not."
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