Derrick Rose sits out Team USA practice to rest

Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls looks on during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on January 29, 2012
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Team USA point guard Derrick Rose insists that he is happy with his progression but he is also keen to rest ahead of a long summer.

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose sat out of Team USA practice for the second day in a row but it is reported that this is merely precautionary.

It is also suggested that Rose will not play in the exhibition match against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.

"I'm really happy where I'm at right now. I'm just trying to take my time and get rest because we have a long schedule ahead of us," Rose said, reports.

The 25-year-old has been in impressive form through training camp and he is expected to play a vital role for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup in Spain later this month.

Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose warms up before a game with Philadelphia on February 8, 2013
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