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According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, the Minnesota Timberwolves have discussed the possibility of trading for Derrick Rose with the New York Knicks.
Begley also writes that other unnamed teams have inquired about the 28 year old.
The report doesn’t name any players the Timberwolves would send in return, but a deal between the two teams could reunite Rose with his old head coach, Tom Thibodeau.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst added later Monday night that the Knicks, Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons have discussed a three-team point guard swap that would send Rose to Minnesota, Ricky Rubio to Detroit, and Reggie Jackson to New York.
According to Windhorst, Rubio and Jackson are likely to be traded before the deadline.
Thibodeau spent seven seasons with Rose in Chicago and now serves as Minnesota’s head coach and president of basketball operations.
Rose’s first season in New York has seen it’s fair share of drama, but he’s averaging 17.7 points per game over 48 games.
For a Timberwolves team that hopes to stay alive in the Western Conference race, he could provide a lift, especially after Zach LaVine’s season-ending ACL tear.
We’ll keep you posted as more details emerge.