Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Derrick Rose signs with Timberwolves

Derrick Rose signs with Timberwolves

In Minnesota, Rose reunites with former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau along with teammates Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson, and Aaron Brooks.

The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the situation until the team announces it.

"The only thing I'm missing now is the opportunity", Rose told reporters in Minnesota on Thursday.

Thibodeau coached Rose during his time with the Chicago Bulls. "I just want to win and help this team and franchise win". He's been in a lot of games.

Rose had been a free agent since being waived by the Utah Jazz on February 10 after he was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Rose had some options as to where to sign, but had a good reason to wait. They were willing to wait for his new daughter to arrive before asking him to make the move. I'm wholeheartedly invested, even though I just got here. Though it took longer than expected, the point guard is headed for a reunion. However, the honeymoon ended quickly after the guard only suited up for 16 games. Over the last two years when healthy the 9-year-veteran has played well. "It's always been about health with D-Rose". He's seen the point guard at his best, and seems confident enough that Rose can help this Timberwolves team down the stretch that determined the match was worth a try. Minnesota is now sixth in the west at 38-28. "I know the game. Usually when I'm comfortable, I play well". I'm not here for stats or anything like that.

"We just thought he could help the team", Thibodeau said. O'Neal spent most of his career with the Magic, Lakers, and Heat, but appeared with the Suns, Cavaliers, and Celtics in his final three seasons. I'm going to let my hard work do that. "We definitely need that".

So how much will Rose disrupt Teague and Jones' playing time?

"Anytime you can add a player like that", Crawford said, "you do it and then you figure out the rest".

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