Rose sees improvement

Derrick Rose says the Chicago Bulls are even better this year than they were last season, when they led the league with 62 wins before losing to Miami in the Eastern Conference finals.

The question around Chicago these days is: Can they get by the Heat?

At the All-Star break, the Bulls are second to Miami in the Eastern Conference with a 27-8 record. The two teams play in Chicago on March 14.

Crittenton free after arrest

Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton has been freed from jail following his arrest on charges of obstructing a police officer and speeding in Riverdale, Ga.

Crittenton has been out on bond on charges that he killed a woman in south Atlanta.

Crittenton was jailed Wednesday after being pulled over by police, who say he was speeding and refused to get out of his Porsche.