Timberwolves add Derrick Rose

Arnold Nichols
March 9, 2018

Because Rose was waived before the March 1 deadline, he is eligible to play for a new team and help with the Wolves' subsequent play-off push.

The Cavaliers sent Rose to the Jazz in their blockbuster trade February 8, but he was waived just two days later. However, the honeymoon ended quickly after the guard only suited up for 16 games.

The question is - how big of a factor will he be?

It's only fitting that the former MVP have another go at it without any interference from management in the process, but at the same time, some blame Thibs for overusing Rose which accelerated his injuries in the first place. All of them last played together - and were coached by Thibodeau - during the 2014-15 season where the Bulls lost in the second round of the playoffs to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Rose has proven to be an effective scorer as well as an excellent floor general, making others around him better.


Former All-Star point guard Derrick Rose will reunite with his former Chicago Bulls colleagues in Minnesota, as he signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the remainder of the season, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

"We just thought he could help the team", Thibodeau said. "Usually when I'm comfortable, I play well". "Come in, be a good teammate and try to help us win". I'm not here for stats or anything like that.

BTW - the Wolves are now 6th in the super-stacked Western Conference, so it's unlikely. but crazier things have happened.

Moses Malone, one of just four National Basketball Association players to win MVP on different teams, and Bob McAdoo each played for seven different teams.

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