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Feeling Minnesota? Could Derrick Rose Find A New Home With the T-Wolves?

From former number one overall pick and NBA MVP to being a discarded bench and role player, Derrick Rose may have a possible new home with the Minnesota Timberwolves.


Rose, drafted number one overall out of Memphis in the 2008 NBA Draft by his hometown Chicago Bulls, he would goon to win Rookie of the year and be named 2011 NBA MVP three seasons later.

We all know what happened from there.

A torn ACL, ankle injuries and a torn meniscus would rob him of potential greatness—and even at one point, the rightful heir to Michael Jordan’s Chicago sports throne—before ultimately being traded to the New York Knicks in 2016

Signing as a free agent with the NBA Finals runner-up Cleveland Cavaliers, Rose averaged 9.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists for Cleveland, before being traded to the Utah Jazz—and ultimately waived.

Now a man without a team, could Rose possibly find another new home in The Twin Cities with the Minnesota Timberwolves?

Per media reports, Rose may have a possible spot waiting for him in Minneapolis. Thanks to his former Bulls head coach in Tom Thibedeau and teammates in Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson already being in Minnesota, Rose may have a place to play. Or does he?

Unfortunately, it may be riding the pine thanks to the Wolves logjam at point guard in capable veteran starters such 29-year-old Jeff Teague, 33-year-old Aaron Brooks and the still very young 21-year-old Tyus Jones.

Depending on what happens either in the form of an injury or just the lack of room for someone like Rose, Minnesota may seem more like wishful thinking than reality.

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Robert D. Cobb
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