Bulls' Rose 'in a great place,' ready for season

Derrick Rose finished the preseason with averages of 16.5 points in 21 minutes, 55 seconds per game and shot 48.4 percent overall and 43.3 percent from 3-point range.

His confidence? That seems immeasurable.

"I'm in a great place mentally, ...

Lakers stay upbeat in spite of loss

LAS VEGAS -- Mitch Kupchak rolled his luggage into the arena, cognizant the Los Angeles Lakers would fly out of here shortly after their last exhibition game.

Travel bags have already been symbolic of what's wrong with them -- age and injuries --...