For Derrick Rose, it's a new beginning. And it starts on his home court.

The Chicago Bulls' superstar will suit up for the first time at the United Center since his latest season-ending knee injury when the U.S. national team meets Brazil in a tuneup for the World Cup of Basketball on Saturday.

Rose calls it the "start of a new journey."

It's a journey in which the former MVP point guard hopes he shows he still is a franchise player, one capable of leading a championship contender.

The Bulls are aiming high after a 48-win season in which Rose's long-awaited comeback got cut short.