Earlier today, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that free agent Derrick Rose signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the rest of the season.
Free agent guard Derrick Rose is signing with Minnesota for the rest of the season, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 8, 2018
The Timberwolves confirmed the report when they released this statement an hour after news broke of the signing.
— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) March 8, 2018
Rose played 16 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers, averaging 9.8 points in less than 20 minutes per game. He was part of the three-team trade involving the Cavaliers, Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings. He was traded away to the Jazz who subsequently released him into free agency.
The Timberwolves has been one of the top destinations for Rose to resume playing this season. He was also linked to the San Antonio Spurs and the LA Clippers. Rose eventually landed in Minnesota where he reunites with former Chicago teammates Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. He also joins former coach Tom Thibodeau.
Things moved quickly after the announcement of Rose’s signing. He was already in Minnesota gear, warming up in preparation for the Timberwolves’ game against the Boston Celtics.
— NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2018
Derrick Rose 🌹 x Timberwolves pic.twitter.com/0YuBI3Ck11
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) March 8, 2018
While there’s no indication if he will play, Rose is already part of the line-up for today’s game.
Photo from SLAMonline.com