REPORT: Derrick Rose is Officially a Minnesota Timberwolf
Minnesota’s professional basketball team just got themselves a Rose. Whether or not that was inspired by this week’s season finale of the Bachelor, is unclear.
Per reports, PG Derrick Rose has agreed to a deal with the Timberwolves.
Free agent guard Derrick Rose is signing with Minnesota for the rest of the season, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 8, 2018
The 2011 NBA MVP has played in just 16 games this season. Upon being traded by Cleveland to Utah in a deadline deal, the Jazz immediately waived Rose. At that time, reports were swirling about a possible reunion with his former Bulls’ coach, Tom Thibodeau.
When the potential D-Rose to Minnesota news started, I wrote an article, breaking down how pissed I’d be if the 29 year-old started eating into Tyus Jones’ minutes. At best, the former number one pick is a shell of his former self. Since becoming the youngest MVP in league history, Rose has been ravished by injury. Over the past 6 NBA seasons (not including 2017-18), he has appeared in an average of just over 38 games per year.
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If you can’t already tell, I’m not a fan of this move. On top of his sketchy numbers, while they both were in Chicago, Jimmy Butler questioned Rose’s work ethic.
To flip on a little optimism, we had to find someone:
Wolves had two open roster spots before Rose. Needed bodies. Here comes one
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) March 8, 2018
Well, with Teague and Tyus we should have found someone who can shoot or defend. A body is a body! Ya!!
As of early Wednesday afternoon, it’s unclear when Rose will make his first Wolves appearance. Whenever it is, I’ll be hawk-eyeing Tyus’ minutes like I’m the Iowa mascot (Goldy = G.O.A.T).
The Apple-Valley native is currently at 16.2 MPG over the last ten contests. In the event that number starts to decrease; well, after seeing me, Thib’s sideline yelling won’t look so aggressive…