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Derrick Rose says that his confidence is sky high right now after two consecutive seasons ravaged by knee injuries.
The Chicago Bulls guard is currently with Team USA preparing for the World Cup of Basketball, which is set to take place in Spain in late August.
Many US stars have decided not to partake in the World Cup for a variety of reasons, but Derrick Rose is desperate to represent his country in Europe.
Fans might think that Rose is down in the dumps after having so much time out, but the Bulls star is in a great frame of mind regardless, and he says that his confidence is sky high.
"The pain I felt is in the past. Right now I'm in training camp with the USA team and hopefully I'll make it," Rose told reporters.
"I'm there man. My confidence is through the roof and that's something you're going to see this year."
Chicago Bulls fans may be worried about seeing their star turn out on an international stage with the fear of him getting injured yet again.
However, the most important thing for Derrick Rose right now is getting back to full match fitness, and an international tournament could just be the best tonic for Rose.
The most talked about player in the US setup right now is Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose.
The Bulls star has had two consecutive seasons ravaged by knee injuries, so fans and the media alike are intrigued to find out if he can return to his pre-injury form.
At practice on Monday, Rose was labelled outstanding by several media reports.
But getting back to his pre-injury form is the key for Rose, and 56 per cent of fans in a ESPN poll think he will do that next season.