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Derrick Rose will re-sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to multiple reports.
Rose’s deal is a one-year contract worth $2.3 million.
Rose began this past season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was traded to the Utah Jazz at the February trade deadline and then released by Utah.
Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau, who coached Rose with the Chicago Bulls from 2010-2015, took a chance on Rose and signed him for the rest of the season on March 8. The signing came with a horde of criticism from Wolves fans and media members, as many thought Rose had nothing left in the tank and would be a cancer to the team.
Rose was minimally used in the nine regular-season games he played with Minnesota. He posted 5.8 points in about 12 minutes per game.
Rose’s role, however, changed during the playoffs and he delivered in a big way.
The explosive guard averaged 14.2 points while shooting an efficient 50.9 percent from the field and a ridiculous 70 percent from three in his five postseason games, playing roughly 24 minutes a contest. Rose showed off that quick first step and league scouts continue to marvel at is his elite ability to get to the rim at will and finish in heavy traffic — even after enduring four knee surgeries.
The Wolves’ offense benefited from Rose’s presence on the floor. The team had an offensive rating of 119.1 when Rose was playing during the postseason compared to 97.0 when he was on the bench.