With Derrick Rose set to hit free office this summer, the Minnesota Timberwolves could rejoin him with head mentor Tom Thibodeau. According to ESPN.com’s Ian Begley, the Timberwolves consider Rose “as a potential free-agent target” when the market opens in July.
Begley likewise detailed the San Antonio Spurs “may have the interest in Rose depending on how the free-agent market for point guards develops.”
Begley noticed the Timberwolves and New York Knicks examined an arrangement at the exchange due date in February worked around Rose and Ricky Rubio that never happened as intended.
Rose has been in the NBA for nine seasons and went through the initial eight with the Chicago Bulls from 2008 to 2016. He was named NBA MVP amid the 2010-11 season, Thibodeau’s first with the group, after driving the Bulls to a 62-20 record.
After Rose marked a five-year expansion with the Bulls in 2011, wounds thumped his vocation off kilter. He tore his ACL in the first session of the 2012 playoffs, missed the whole 2012-13 season and just played 10 games in 2013-14.
Chicago exchanged Rose to the Knicks a year ago, and he posted his best measurable season since 2011-12 with 18 points per game in 64 contests.
The Timberwolves require profundity at point protect behind Rubio. Kris Dunn had a baffling freshman battle, averaging 3.8 points in 78 games and shooting just 38 percent.