Agent B.J. Armstrong says Derrick Rose would listen if Bulls are interested in a return
Minnesota Timberwolves point man Derrick Rose has been linked to a reunion with the Chicago Bulls, and agent B.J. Armstrong noted he’d be willing to listen if the team showed interest in his client, according to “Mully & Haugh” on 670 The Score:
— Mully And Haugh (@mullyhaugh) April 8, 2019
Rose re-emerged as a capable guard in this 2018-19 campaign with the Timberwolves, making him a viable option for a team with questions at the point guard position.
Bulls fans are not shy of love for the former MVP, though K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune noted other players like Ricky Rubio, Darren Collison and Patrick Beverley could make better options at this point due to Rose’s storied injury history.
Yet to come back to The Windy City would mean the world for Rose, who former teammates knew as an avid fan of the city that birthed him:
“From day one since I got here, even when he was hurt, he talked all the time about what winning a championship for Chicago would mean,” former teammate Nazr Mohammed told Johnson. “He talks about how it would feel, being a guy from Chicago, to raise another banner here. People should know this. He wouldn’t talk to (reporters) the same way, but trust me: That’s his main goal and desire and what drives him. He’s a Chicago guy through and through.”
Rose is bound to be an unrestricted free agent after posting averages of 18.0 points, 4.3 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 53 games this season. The former 2011 MVP underwent successful surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow last month.