While much of the world will be focused on wins and losses during the FIBA World Cup in the coming weeks, a large swath of NBA fans will follow these games in Spain for one reason: to see how Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose looks.

Rose missed all but 10 games last season with a torn meniscus in his right knee, and he missed the 2012-13 season with a torn ACL. These games, starting Saturday, represent the first step in his comeback, which he says is all but complete.

"I'm past my injuries and just trying to stay focused and stay together," he said.

Rose played in three exhibitions leading up to the tournament, averaging 19.3 minutes per game. He averaged 6.3 points, 2.3 assists and 2.0 turnovers in those games, and raised concern when he sat out practice and Aug. 20's exhibition against the Dominican Republic.

But coach Mike Kr

zyzewski said this week that he will treat Rose like the other 11 players on the roster, and that Rose was getting tired of being asked about his knees.

"He did everything," Krzyzewski said. "He's full-go. I think there's a part of him that's like, 'Quit asking me how I feel. I'm good.' So I'm not going to ask him anymore."

So as Rose and Team USA prepare to open against Finland, there's nothing left to ask — all that's left now for fans of the Bulls and the NBA in general is to see how Rose performs.