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Derrick Rose set to take next step in comeback as US national team meets Brazil

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    Assistant Coach Tom Thibodeau, left, and Derrick Rose speak during a practice of the men's U.S. National basketball team on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Chicago. The U.S. team will face the Brazilian team in an exhibition game at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles) (The Associated Press)

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    Assistant Coach Tom Thibodeau, left, and Derrick Rose speak during a practice of the men's U.S. National basketball team on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Chicago. The U.S. team will face the Brazilian team in an exhibition game at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles) (The Associated Press)

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    Assistant Coach Tom Thibodeau, left, and Derrick Rose speak during a practice of the men's U.S. National basketball team on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Chicago. The U.S. team will face the Brazilian team in an exhibition game at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles) (The Associated Press)

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.