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Derrick Rose on health: 'I'm feeling good right now'

David Banks / USA Today Sports

With two knee surgeries in the past two years, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose played in the second half of a back-to-back for the first time since suffering a knee injury in late November.

The FIBA World Cup is where Rose is getting a workout on his knees, something he's welcoming as he regains his health with Team USA.

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

Rose played 23 minutes against Finland on Saturday - the most of any Team USA member. He wasn't aware of that stat until media told him. Rose is confident in his physical abilities and knows he can help Team USA going forward.

"My role is coming off the bench right now. I'm fine with it," he said. "I know no second unit can win when I'm on the court or stick me when I'm on the court."

Derrick Rose on health: 'I'm feeling good right now'
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