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Derrick Rose says he is ‘big time’ motivated to prove doubters wrong

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose is back in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he says he is on a mission.

Rose signed with the Timberwolves on Thursday and will be with them for the rest of the season, though he will not be on the postseason roster.

Rose began the season with the Cavaliers, battled injuries, and was ultimately traded on deadline day in February. He never found a fit with Cleveland, and there were reports surrounding him saying he was considering retirement. Now that he’s had a month off, Rose says he is ready to prove people wrong.

Rose told ESPN’s Nick Friedell that he “feels great” and is motivated “big time” to prove people wrong.

“I’m 29, they’re acting like I’m 39. I’m still able to push the ball up the floor, they’re acting like I’m in a wheelchair. All these injuries — like even coming here to take my physical [the Timberwolves medical staff] looked at my physical, they couldn’t believe how my body was in good shape. Little things like that push me to go out here and work even harder, because on the outside looking in, you probably think I walk with a limp, you probably think I’m wearing ice bags every day, this and that. Man, it’s totally opposite of that,” Rose said.

Rose only averaged 9.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in 16 contests with Cleveland this season. If all goes well, he’ll be available to help Minnesota over the final 15 games of the regular season. Perhaps being reunited with Tom Thibodeau and some of his former Chicago Bulls teammates will help him find his way back.

Derrick Rose reportedly agrees to deal with Timberwolves

Derrick Rose

It has been nearly a month since Derrick Rose was released by the Utah Jazz following a three-team trade at the deadline, and the former NBA MVP has finally found a new home.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Rose has signed a contract to join the Minnesota Timberwolves for the remainder of the season.

The T-Wolves were considered the favorites to sign Rose all along, as the point guard played some of his best basketball under Minnesota head coach Tom Thibodeau when Thibodeau was the coach of the Chicago Bulls.

Rose’s injury history has been well documented, but teams may have been more concerned about the questions over whether or not he still wants to play. The Timberwolves are 38-28 and currently the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference, so any help they can get from Rose down the stretch and into the playoffs would be a bonus.

Report: Derrick Rose has received very little interest

Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose has received very little interest from teams as a free agent, according to a report.

Rose was traded to the Utah Jazz as part of a 3-way deal on the day of the NBA trade deadline. He was then released by Utah and is now a free agent. Three weeks later, he remains unsigned.

According to Bleacher Report’s Ken Berger, Rose is receiving very little interest from NBA teams. He says the former NBA MVP is really receiving mostly just 10-day contract offers.

From Berger:

Barring something unforeseen, multiple team executives contacted by B/R are convinced that Rose may have to wait till next year.

To this point, Rose has received a couple of 10-day contract offers, but nothing more attractive or substantial, league sources told B/R.

The deadline for teams to have their playoff rosters set has passed, meaning Rose will definitely not appear in the postseason, even if he catches on with a good team. The Timberwolves and Wizards reportedly had interest in him, but nothing has materialized.

A combination of injuries and questions over Rose’s desire to play seem to have soured teams on him.

Derrick Rose clears waivers, now free to sign with any team

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose has cleared waivers and is now free to sign with teams.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Monday that Rose had cleared waivers.

Rose was waived by the Utah Jazz over the weekend after being acquired as part of a three-team trade involving the Kings and Cavaliers on Thursday.

The Timberwolves and Wizards are among the teams that were reported to have interest in signing the 29-year-old guard once he cleared waivers.

Rose is averaging 9.8 points per game this season in limited minutes.

Report: Timberwolves, Wizards interested in Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose will have no shortage of suitors now that he has been waived by the Utah Jazz.

Reports indicated that the Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves will be leading suitors for Rose, who was officially waived on Saturday.

The Timberwolves may be the favorites. We heard about their interest on Thursday, and his former coach in Chicago, Tom Thibodeau, could be a significant draw.

Ten potential NBA buyout candidates

Derrick Rose

The NBA trade deadline has passed, but we are far from the end of the player movement. It has become normal that a robust buyout market emerges after the deadline, as players who weren’t moved — or were moved to match salaries — are set free to sign with contenders for the minimum. These buyout players are valuable weapons for cap-limited teams in need of more depth.

Who will end up on the buyout market this year? Here are ten potential candidates of varying likelihood.

1) Derrick Rose, Jazz

Derrick Rose was sent to Utah as part of a three-way trade the Cavs made on deadline day. Reports have said he is likely to seek a buyout and receive one from the Jazz. If that happens, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been mentioned as a potential landing spot. He has great familiarity with his former coach Tom Thibodeau and ex-teammate Jimmy Butler, and is said to have interest in a reunion.

2) Joe Johnson, Kings

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Ten biggest NBA trade deadline takeaways

Isaiah Thomas

As of 3 PM Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, Feb. 8 in the year of our Lord 2018, the NBA trade deadline became history. As we emerge on the other side with the Cavs trading away everyone including the kitchen sink, Lob City giving way to Motor City, and point guards ping-ponging every which way, here is a quick recap of the ten biggest takeaways from all of the hysteria.

1. The Cavs went full 2K GM mode

Enter: Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr, Rodney Hood, George Hill

Exeunt: Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, Jae Crowder, Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert, Dwyane Wade

I’m not screaming, you’re screaming. The Cavs had gone 7-13 in their last 20 games (even after LeBron James ruined the entire state of Minnesota on Wednesday) and were seemingly at each other’s throats every other night. Well, the possibility of James jumping ship in T-minus five months served as their wake-up call and then some at the trade deadline. Cleveland now runs it back with literally half of their roster gone, but by flipping out many of their curmudgeonly 30-somethings for adaptable 20-somethings, the hope is they will get back to competing with the Golden States or even just the Bostons of the world. Sure, they still weren’t able to get anyone to bite on the contracts of Earl Joseph Smith III or Tristan Kardashian. You can’t deny though that this team looks a lot healthier now, both in talent and in temperament alike.

2. The Lakers come out as big winners

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