(NEW YORK) — Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose was scratched from Team U.S.A.’s 105-62 exhibition game victory over the Dominican Republic Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
Rose originally was going to play in the game even though he missed practice Monday and Tuesday to rest his sore knees.
While this may sound bad for a player who is coming off two knee surgeries in two years, Rose did partake in the shootaround Wednesday morning.
According to ESPN.com, Team U.S.A. coach Mike Krzyzewski held Rose out of the game to allow players who are competing for the final roster spots to have more minutes.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN