Source: Derrick Rose heads to Manila

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose boarded a plane from Los Angeles to the Philippines on Wednesday to take part in a two-game exhibition series this weekend, according to a source close to Rose.

Sacramento Kings star Tyreke Evans will also be part of the contingent, according to the Sacramento Bee.

"I'm not sure about everybody but it's like eight players," Evans told the paper. "It's a good look, especially a getaway to the Philippines, I've never been there. Especially playing with those guys I knew it was going to be fun."

The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant and New Orleans Hornets' Chris Paul also tweeted about being on their way to Manila to take part in the event.

Melissa Isaacson writes for ESPNChicago.com.