NBA: Wolves add Derrick Rose for rest of season


Posted at Mar 09 2018 09:43 AM

Derrick Rose signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, reuniting with former coach Tom Thibodeau for the remainder of the season.

With the Wolves, Rose will also play alongside former Chicago teammates Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. The trio were all members of the Bulls under Thibodeau as coach from 2011-15.

Rose became a free agent when he was released by the Jazz following a trade to Utah from the Cleveland Cavaliers last month. Rose appeared in 16 games (seven starts) for the Cavs this season, averaging 9.8 points per game while missing an extended period of time with a nagging ankle injury.

In his time with the Bulls, Rose was a three-time All-Star and was named the NBA MVP in Thibodeau's first season in 2010-11. Health issues, including multiple knee surgeries, have impacted Rose's career. He took a sabbatical from the Cavaliers and weighed retirement before ultimately deciding to rejoin the team.

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Bosh, 33, said in a TV appearance on ESPN last month that he wants to resume his basketball career two years after medical issues forced him to the sidelines. He opened up further on the matter as part of a lengthy interview with ESPN's Jackie MacMullan published Thursday.

"I'm going to give (playing) one more shot," Bosh said. "That's all it is -- a shot. I'm at a space in my life where I see gifts I've been given, and if it ends, it's been a helluva ride. I did more than I'd ever think I'd do."

Bosh, an 11-time NBA All-Star, was found to have a blood clot in his lungs in February 2015, bringing his season to an end. He returned in 2016 and was voted to the All-Star Game before a blood clot was found in his leg in February, and Bosh has not played since.

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According to an ESPN report, Davis is day-to-day and listed as doubtful for the Friday game in D.C. The 24-year-old rolled his left ankle late in the third quarter of Wednesday night's win over the Sacramento Kings and did not return.

Davis has missed six previous games this season, with the Pelicans going 3-3 in his absence.