Bulls' Rose Late Scratch For USA

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Published on August 21 2014 6:24 am
Last Updated on August 21 2014 6:24 am
Written by Millie Lange

(New York, NY) -- Bulls guard Derrick Rose was a late scratch for Team USA before their exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night.  He was held out for precautionary reasons due to general knee soreness. He also didn't practice on Monday or Tuesday.

ESPN reports he didn't play in order to make room for others still fighting for final spots on the World Cup roster. Rose is expected to play on Friday when the U.S. faces Puerto Rico in another exhibition contest.