I suppose there’s room to discuss Omer Asik, but our season doesn’t hinge on how well Asik plays. I was originally pretty high on the idea of Derrick Rose playing for team USA. I figured the comradery alone with future star players might be worthwhile and playing basketball at a high level never hurts anyone.
After watching much of the knock out round in the World’s, I’m going to hope the intangible benefits Rose received of playing from his country and building relationships were worth it, because he’s going to have to unlearn almost everything he was doing on the court.
By: Doug Thonus