Are Thibs &/ or The Wolves considering bringing back Derrick Rose and, if they are, what does that mean for Tyus Jones? Jon Krawczynski: No question that they are interested in bringing Rose back. Thibs certainly heard plenty of questions when he first brought Rose in. But in that role as a combo guard off the bench, Rose was good. He played solid defense, scored well and was a great teammate. […] There is also no question Rose is interested in continuing to play for Thibs. These last few years have been chaotic for him and he wants to play for a coach he knows and trusts. What does that mean for Tyus Jones? His playing time dwindled late in the season and in the playoffs as Rose’s increased. He certainly would seem to be a candidate to be traded.
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Among those players the Wolves already have, Rose is a player you’d expect Thibodeau will pursue hard to sign. Rose, because of multiple knee surgeries, isn’t the player he was when he won the 2011 league MVP award, but Thibodeau knows him, trusts him and Rose was one of the most consistent players in his role during a five-game series loss to Houston in the playoffs.
Wolves owner Glen Taylor was believed to initially be reluctant to add such a polarizing player to the roster, but ultimately signed off on it after Butler’s injury. Before joining the Wolves, Rose wanted, and received, assurances that Taylor was supportive of the move, sources told The Athletic.
Steve Aschburner: Clear why this is a good move for Rose. Not so clear why this is a good move for Minnesota, even w. Butler sidelined. Tyus Jones (helpful backup PG) averaging just 18.0 mpg. And then this: Couple scouts talked to this week think Rose is tapped out.
Jerry Zgoda: Rose on Thibs, Taj, Butler, former Bulls coaching staff all here: “I’ve been in battle with them for years. It’s comfortable. I’m very comfortable here and usually when I’m comfortable I play well.”
Jerry Zgoda: Rose after shoot on if Thibs is best coach to get best out of him now: “Who knows? So far he has been the best coach, but I still think I got a lot left. Who knows if he can spark something up…I don’t have to prove anything. I’m going to let my hard work do that.”
Jon Krawczynski: Thibs on Rose’s ups and downs, including the trial: “I know who Derrick is. I know who he is. I spent a lot of time with him.”
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed guard Derrick Rose. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Rose, a 6-3 guard, appeared in 16 games (seven starts) with Cleveland this season, averaging 9.8 points, 1.8 rebounds in 19.3 minutes per game. He was traded to Utah in a three-team deal on Feb. 8 before being waived by the Jazz on Feb. 10.
Jon Krawczynski: Wolves officially announce the signing of Derrick Rose. He is participating in shootaround right now
A. Sherrod Blakely: The Timberwolves Tom Thibodeau said Derrick Rose may play tonight vs the #Celtics.
Chris Mannix: The only thing surprising about Derrick Rose signing with Minnesota–as @Adrian Wojnarowski reports–is that it didn’t happen sooner. Thibs likes familiar faces–Rose as familiar as they get.
Bobby Portis: Timberbulls
KC Johnson: Derrick Rose is playoff eligible for TWolves. Rose and Butler relationship fine since summer of 2016 after that odd 2015-16 season.
With Thursday’s deadline for free agents to be playoff eligible, the phone has yet to ring with anything approaching a significant offer, multiple league sources told Bleacher Report. And it’s left Rose, 29, the runaway 2010-11 MVP and once a force of nature in the game—until a barrage of injuries turned him into a shell of his former self—in a state of limbo. “The injuries and lack of enthusiasm to play hurts him,” a Western Conference executive told B/R.
Marc Stein: OKC had exploratory discussions with Derrick Rose, Tony Allen and others, league sources say, but Brewer was OKC’s inevitable top target in the wake of the Andre Roberson injury. And as we touched on yesterday, with Billy Donovan as lead recruiter, OKC wasn’t going to lose out.
To this point, Rose has received a couple of 10-day contract offers, but nothing more attractive or substantial, league sources told B/R. He’s looking for an opportunity that could be a longer-term fit—and one with a team that’s ready to win now, or soon, as opposed to rebuilding.
Barring something unforeseen, multiple team executives contacted by B/R are convinced that Rose may have to wait till next year.
And it’s left Rose, 29, the runaway 2010-11 MVP and once a force of nature in the game—until a barrage of injuries turned him into a shell of his former self—in a state of limbo. “The injuries and lack of enthusiasm to play hurts him,” a Western Conference executive told B/R.
Jerry Zgoda: Jimmy Butler today on former teammate/free agent Derrick Rose: “He’s going to help whatever organization he’s playing for. I’m not a GM, obviously I can’t sign him, but I’ve played with him and he’s a helluva talent. Nobody will say Derrick Rose doesn’t belong in this league.”
On that same note, Taylor said the Wolves haven’t had any plans for point guard Derrick Rose joining the team now that the 2011 NBA MVP is a free agent. “If we could find the right person to fit into our team and have some ability to play, get out there on the floor, we are certainly going to look at it,” Taylor said. “We kept one slot open all year long just in case that possibility occurred. But as of today we don’t have anybody in mind.”
The Wizards are so short-handed in the backcourt right now that they’re almost forced to make a move of some sort; don’t think they’re worried at all about stunting Satoransky’s growth. But the latest whispers suggest that Rose is unlikely to go anywhere until after All-Star Weekend now that every team is moving into break mode. So it might be next week before there’s any clarity here. (The Wolves, meanwhile, will always maintain a level of interest in Rose as long as Tom Thibodeau is there, but it certainly raised eyebrows that Minnesota elected not to snag him off waivers when it had the chance.)
Marc Stein: With the All-Star break fast approaching, league sources say it’s increasingly possible Derrick Rose’s future won’t be resolved until after the break when teams resume practicing.
After a season in the China Basketball Association, guard Ty Lawson has emerged as a serious candidate for a deal with the Washington Wizards, league sources told ESPN. The Wizards are still considering several point guards, including Derrick Rose, Briante Webber and Ramon Sessions, league sources said.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Derrick Rose has cleared waivers, league source tells ESPN
David Aldridge: Wizards likely going the 10-day route on a point guard for their last pre-All-Star game against Knicks Wednesday, per source. Top candidates include @SessionsRamon, Donald Sloan, @Briante Weber. Will look further into @Derrick Rose and others during break if still avaialble.
Washington has expressed interest in signing Derrick Rose or Ramon Sessions, who played as John Wall’s backup from 2014-16, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The Wizards’ front office has had recent conversations with Rose’s representation and has remained in contact with Sessions’s camp since he was waived by the New York Knicks in mid-January.
Washington remains more than $3 million over the luxury tax line, so the team will likely not engage in a bidding war to land any player. Before this season, Rose signed with Cleveland for the veteran’s minimum of $2.1 million while Sessions agreed to a one-year, fully guaranteed $2.33 million deal with New York.
Bobby Marks: Washington could put a waiver claim for the $1.5M Derrick Rose contract. The claim would cost the Wizards $2.4M in tax penalties, the same amount they saved when Sheldon Mac was traded to Atlanta. A rest of the season contract would increase the tax by $800K.
Adrian Wojnarowski: One team expected to survey the possibility of signing Derrick Rose, league sources tell ESPN: The Washington Wizards. John Wall still has several more weeks of rehab following knee surgery.
Marc Stein: The Wolves continue to have great interest in adding Derrick Rose and will explore the possibility of claiming the former MVP off waivers now that Utah has released him, league sources say
ESPN Cleveland: Windhorst: I don’t think even the #Cavs know what Derrick Rose’s future is. I think they are giving him space but plan to re-evaluate his injury next week.
With Phil Jackson and the triangle out of the picture, Derrick Rose wanted to return to the Knicks. But the feelings weren’t reciprocated. “From our side, we were just waiting to see what was going to happen. We didn’t hear anything. So with us not hearing anything, we knew they were probably looking somewhere else. And they drafted a point guard. Both sides were on two different wave lengths.
“I would’ve loved to come back. I loved playing there even though we lost,” he added. “The city itself, the fans, like everything about it. They made changes. Phil being gone, I would’ve loved being part of it.”
Marla Ridenour: More of Rose’s statement: “Being able to play with the #Cavaliers and compete for a championship is the only thing that matters for me.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Derrick Rose has communicated with LeBron James through the process that led him to the Cavaliers, league sources tell ESPN.
Rose chose Cleveland over the Lakers. He was also in discussions with the Bulls and Bucks. All of those teams could’ve paid Rose more than the league minimum the Cavs offered, though it is unknown what other offers Rose actually received.
Irving’s request to be traded was a topic of discussion between Rose and the Cavs, sources said, though they declined to say if Rose was promised a starting job.
Micah Adams: Derrick Rose was NBA’s 5th-highest paid PG last season. He will be NBA’s 55th-highest paid PG in 2017-18, between Cam Payne & Tim Frazier.
Manny Vieites: The Warriors and Cavs now have all the MVP winners from ’09-’16. LeBron (’09,’10,’12,’13), Curry (’15,’16), Durant (’14), Rose (’11).
Free-agent guard Derrick Rose has committed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources told The Vertical.
Rose met with the Cavaliers on Monday and committed to a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal, league sources told The Vertical. Rose plans to have dinner with new Cavs general manager Koby Altman on Monday night and sign a contract on Tuesday, league sources said.
For years, Rose competed against James but both sides shared mutual respect and admiration, and a strong desire in a partnership that neither expected but have now welcomed, league sources told The Vertical.
Chris Haynes: Free agent Derrick Rose has reached an agreement on a one-year, $2.1 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources tell ESPN.
David Aldridge: Sources confirm that Derrick Rose will sign with the Cavaliers (@Shams Charania first). One year for veteran minimum.
Shams Charania: Derrick Rose has committed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and completed his physical exam today, league sources tell The Vertical.
Free agent guard Derrick Rose is meeting with Cleveland Cavaliers officials in Ohio on Monday, league sources told ESPN. Rose has been engaged in serious discussions on a one-year, $2.1 million minimum deal with the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers pitched free agent Derrick Rose on winning now and going to the Finals for the first time in his career, which is something they can offer more so than any of the former MVP’s other suitors. A source close to Rose said the three-time All-Star point guard would make a definitive decision by early next week on where he would play next season.
“Derrick has said it all along, the kid just wants to win,” said a source close to him. “He’s got to look at the situation and see where is the best chance for that to happen. Going there (Cleveland) would give him a real opportunity to win. All the other things don’t resonate with him like the chance to win.”
Chris Haynes: Derrick Rose to have face-to-face meeting with Cavaliers in coming days, league sources tell ESPN. No decision expected until next week.
Brad Turner: Lakers meeting with Derrick Rose “went well” Lakers “did what they could.” Rose has to decide “what he wants.” Cavs want him too, source.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Derrick Rose completed approximate 3-hour meeting with Los Angeles Lakers. Both sides felt good about it. Deliberation time.
The Lakers plan to meet with veteran guard Derrick Rose on Thursday, according to league sources familiar with the situation. With career averages of 19.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and 6.0 assists through eight NBA seasons, Rose would bolster the Lakers’ backcourt by providing both production and experience.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Cavaliers have been aware of pending Rose meeting with Lakers, sources say. Lakers want to make a case over Cavs.
Brad Turner: Lakers indeed are meeting with Derrick Rose today in LA, per source. Lakers looking for backup point guard to play behind Lonzo Ball.
Rick Noland: Bucks, Clippers also interested in Rose
ESPN Cleveland: Windhorst: Derrick Rose to Cleveland is not a done deal but they are close to reaching an agreement.
The Cavs are believed to be offering Rose a minimum contract for $2.1 million for the upcoming seasons to play with Kyrie Irving in the team’s backcourt.
Brian Windhorst: Derrick Rose is in serious talks with the Cavs on a 1-year deal, sources tell @wojespn and me.
Jeff Zillgitt: While there’s mutual interest between the Bucks and Derrick Rose, no meeting is scheduled for now, I’m told.
Representatives for free-agent point guard Derrick Rose and officials from the Milwaukee Bucks are in discussions to schedule a meeting as early as this weekend, league sources told ESPN. Once a date is finalized, the meeting is expected to occur in Los Angeles, sources said.
To make room for Tim Hardaway Jr.’s $71 million deal, the Knicks renounced their rights to Derrick Rose, Sasha Vujacic and Ron Baker and rescinded Baker’s qualifying offer. They have agreed to a deal with Baker. That contract can now be for the minimum or for part of the room midlevel exception.
Mike Fisher: That Derrick Rose to #Mavs story was bogus. NY media silliness.
Marc Berman: According to a source, Dallas Mavericks, who drafted Dennis Smith Jr., emerging as “serious contender” for Derrick Rose.
Brad Turner: Do know DRose is top of Clips list
The Knicks have touched base with free agents Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo and Shelvin Mack. They were also in contact with George Hill and Darren Collison, but both guards signed elsewhere.
Ian Begley: The Knicks continue to be in touch with Rajon Rondo. ESPN reported on the first day of free agency that the Knicks touched base with both Rondo and Darren Collison, though there was no substantive conversation regarding either player. The Knicks have continued to be in touch with Rondo, sources confirm. But there is no scheduled meeting yet. Some people in touch with the Knicks recently came away with the impression that NYK didn’t have strong interest in Rondo. The Knicks are looking for a point guard to mentor Frank Ntilikina, according to sources. Derrick Rose and Shelvin Mack are other point guards on their radar. The Knicks heard from the Celtics, who are open to trading Marcus Smart. The club’s interest in Smart is not know. The Knicks’ most-recent contact with Rondo was first reported by Basketball Insiders.
Rose is still in play, but the Knicks have had only internal discussions about point guard Rajon Rondo and have yet to contact his agent. But they are monitoring the situation, according to a source. They have already contacted the agent for Shelvin Mack, the Jazz’s free-agent point guard. The Knicks are trying to find a veteran to mentor Frank Ntilikina.
Rose is still in play, but the Knicks have had only internal discussions about point guard Rajon Rondo and have yet to contact his agent. But they are monitoring the situation, according to a source.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard Derrick Rose will meet with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, league sources tell ESPN.
Brad Turner: Clippers to meet with Derrick Rose Wednesday, per source. Clippers have $8.4 million exception left to spend.
Bobby Marks: Clippers have the full $8.4 mid-level but will be in the repeater tax if they use the full amount. Los Angeles is also hard capped ($125M).
While the Knicks wait to see Rose’s market value in their attempt to sign a veteran point guard, their French lottery pick, Frank Ntilikina, would be happy to have him as a mentor. “He’s the youngest MVP of the NBA history, I can learn from him,’’ Ntilikina said after missing his third straight summer league game with a knee bruise. “It would be good. He’s done a lot of things in his career. For sure it would be good. I’m not controlling what management is doing. I trust the management and the coaching staff to do what’s best for the team.’’
Gery Woelfel: Told by a Rose confidante that the veteran guard “wants to be in Milwaukee.” Bucks will have to make a trade to accommodate him, though.
Gery Woelfel: Derrick Rose, I’m told, met with Kidd and Horst and cast of other Bucks employees today in Milwaukee. Gathering went well, but no decision.
Ian Begley: Remaining FA PGs that NYK has reportedly touched base with: Rose, Hill, Rondo, Mack. NY didn’t have strong interest in Rondo as of yesterday
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