During The Cleveland Cavaliers fire sale, Derrick Rose was traded to the Utah Jazz.
Rose doesn’t want to be in Utah and the Jazz don’t want him around either.
According to several reports, the Jazz will waive the 29-year old former MVP, allowing him to pursue another opportunity with a playoff team.
After the Jazz waives Rose, the Minnesota Timberwolves will reportedly try to sign him. Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau has familiarity with Rose, who he coached from 2010 to 2015 with the Chicago Bulls. Under Thibodeau, Rose won his NBA MVP award during the 2010-11 season. Minnesota also has some of Rose’s former Bulls teammates from the Thibodeau era, including Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson.
The Timberwolves will try to sign Derrick Rose if he clears waivers after his looming release by Utah, according to league sources
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 8, 2018
Rose isn’t his former MVP self, but he can easily give a team strong play coming off the bench. Maybe his old coach and help Rose reinvent himself as a solid role player.
The Timberwolves are currently sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference with a mark of 34-23, just 1.5 games back of the third-place San Antonio Spurs.