Becoming a free agent is a nice thing, especially if you find a good home for yourself. That’s what Derrick Rose did this time. Sources say that Rose will go back to the Minnesota Timberwolfes for a one-year contract worth $2.1 million.
“Free-agent point guard Derrick Rose has agreed to a one-year, $2.1 million contract to re-sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Rose appeared in nine games for the Timberwolves during the 2017-18 regular season, but his role increased during the Minnesota’s five-game, first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets when he averaged 14.2 points, 2.6 assists and 23.8 minutes,” Yahoo’s Shams Charania said.
“Rose, 29, began the season with the Cleveland Cavaliers but appeared in only 16 games because of injuries. He was sent to the Utah Jazz at the trade deadline. The Jazz waived Rose, freeing him to sign with the Timberwolves.
Rose has averaged 18.9 points and 5.7 assists across his nine-season NBA career. The Chicago Bulls made him the No. 1 pick of the 2008 NBA draft, and he was named the league’s MVP in 2011 before injuries slowed him,” Charania added.
Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau said Derric was a terrific addition for them. “Obviously he’s a free agent, so we’ll address that down the road. But I thought he was playing very well for us,” Thibodeau said.
According to Rose, Minnesota is the “perfect environment” for his skills and talent. It’s good to find a place you can call ‘home.’
“In the past, when I’m out there thinking or I’m not playing my game, that’s when I tend to drift off. But being here, being around the guys, the attitude, the atmosphere is different, so it keeps everybody engaged,” Rose said.
Well, we really hope that he will do fine back in his favorite team.