Prior to the FIBA World Cup beginning, it was reported that Kyrie Irving and Derrick Rose were going to alternate starts. However, Kyrie has become Coach K’s favorite at the PG spot, while Rose has been filling in. Whether Coach K detects rust on Rose or is just giving him a break, Derrick is fine with coming off the bench. That’s not a bad backup PG at all.
The NBA’s 2010-11 MVP also says he has no issues playing behind Kyrie Irving at the point after it appeared earlier in the summer that he would be a starter for Krzyzewski.
“We have a deep team,” Rose said. “And that’s what makes us so good.
“My role is coming off the bench right now. I’m fine with it. I know no second unit can win when I’m on the court or stick me when I’m on the court.”