Ronnie Brewer - #11 - Guard-Forward -
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Brewer has been sentenced to probation after pleading no contest to driving drunk in Beverly Hills. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says the 29-year-old Brewer entered the plea to the misdemeanor charge through an attorney Tuesday. Prosecutors had alleged he was driving at about twice the legal blood-alcohol limit when he was pulled over near Rodeo Drive in February.
Impact: A judge immediately sentenced Brewer to three years of summary probation and fined him $390. He was also ordered to attend alcohol abuse classes and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Brewer has played for six NBA teams since the Utah Jazz drafted him in 2006, including two stints with the Chicago Bulls, who released him last month.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rose (knee) played 13 minutes Friday against Puerto Rico and scored six points to go along with four assists.
Impact: Rose returned to action Friday, but came off the bench and played limited minutes. He's dealt with some soreness in his knees of late and there is still a chance that he might not make the final Team USA roster for the FIBA World Cup.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rose (knee) practiced Thursday and intends to take the floor Friday for Team USA against Puerto Rico, ESPN reports. After drills, he said, "I'm feeling good. I'm gonna give it a go tomorrow and see how it goes...just trying to stay positive til (sic) then."
Impact: Rose has been sidelined since Team USA's last tilt Saturday versus Brazil, but his ability to practice Thursday bodes well for active status Friday. Although injuries to both knees have contained him to 10 games over the past two seasons, assistant coach Tom Thibodeau has merely termed the guard's ailment as "soreness." Rose has two opportunities to fit in a competitive game before Team USA opens play at the FIBA World Cup on Aug. 30, but the final roster is expected to boast incredible guard depth, thereby removing the need for him to show up on a daily basis in Spain.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Rose is sitting out the U.S. national's team exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, with coach Mike Krzyzewski saying he wants to look at other guards.
Impact: Rose has sat out the last two practices as he works his way back into shape after sitting out most of the last two seasons, though there has been no indication from the Chicago Bulls star or U.S. officials that he is hurting. Rose said after Tuesday's practice he just wanted extra rest. Rose started the Americans' exhibition game against Brazil on Saturday. The team still has 16 players on the roster and must get down to 12 before the Basketball World Cup.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rose (knee) is expected to practice Thursday and play in Friday's exhibition match against Puerto Rico, ESPN New York's Ian Begley reports.
Impact: After sitting out two days of practice, Rose was a surprise scratch from Wednesday's game against the Dominican Republic. The team said that it was a coach's decision, and that the team wanted to get a look at other players. Thibodeau said the coaching staff expected Rose to have "soreness" after last Saturday's action, so it seems that everyone is just playing it really safe with regards to Rose. If he does play Friday, we'll know that any knee issues are minor.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rose (knee) will sit out Wednesday's scrimmage, the New York Post's Tim Bontemps reports.
Impact: He hasn't practiced the past two days, and was seen icing his knee earlier in the week, but this is being billed by the team as a "coach's decision" so that they can get a look at some of the other guards who are not locks to make the team. That may not be the most believable excuse, as Rose's injury history is well-documented, and at the very least, it begs the question of how well Rose will be able to handle the compact World Cup schedule.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rose (knees) did not practice Tuesday but is expected to play in the Team USA exhibition game Wednesday, ESPN Chicago reports.
Impact: Rose is reportedly dealing with some soreness in his knees, but it doesn't appear to be anything serious at this point as he has said he is happy where he is with his recovery at this point. Some soreness was bound to happen considering how much time he has missed with significant injuries the last two seasons, so expect him to continue to get some days off from practice periodically to get extra rest.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rose received a "planned light day" Monday, and was absent from the Team USA scrimmage that was broadcast on TV, while he was icing his knee, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.
Impact: While the team is calling it a planned off day for Rose, one can't help but get a little nervous, and maybe even a little crestfallen, especially if you're a Bulls fan or own him in a dynasty league. He returned to action at the United Center on Saturday night, and it's quite possible that he tweaked his knee during that outing. His surgeries and inability to return to action over the past couple seasons have been well documented, and there's no doubt that drafting Rose in fantasy this season is a high-risk/high-reward proposition.