Friday 09th June 2023,
The Hoop Doctors

Rose, Kyrie to Alternate Starts For Team USA in World Cup

kyrierose6Derrick Rose has looked very impressive for Team USA so far this summer, but Bulls fans are no doubt holding their breath on every drive to the basket. In light of Paul George, they’d probably prefer it if Rose didn’t play at all. This probably why they’re not too broken to learn that Coach K may have Rose and Kyrie Irving alternate starts during the World Cup.

This probably has more to do with Xs and Os than keeping Rose fresh, however. Either way, USA is in pretty good shape with either guy.

?Kyrie Irving will start opposite Goran Dragic at point guard Tuesday night when Team USA plays Slovenia in its final tuneup game leading into the FIBA World Cup.

But Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski, in tabbing Irving as his starter against the Dragic-led Slovenians, told that one option under consideration is letting Irving and Derrick Rose trade ?off as the starter throughout the tournament, which opens Saturday in Bilbao with the Yanks facing Finland.

“We’ll see as thing goes on,” Krzyzewski said after Monday’s two-hour practice. “We might alternate ‘em. Both of them are going to play significant minutes.”


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