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Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose became 1st NBA player since 1983 to score at least 917 points in less than 1,400 minutes this season

Timberwolves, Derrick Rose

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Derrick Rose became the first NBA player since 1983 to score at least 917 points in less than 1,400 minutes this season.

Rose scored 917 points and played a total of 1,392 minutes in 2018-19 with the Timberwolves. The former MVP played in 51 games, starting in 13 of those contests.

Rose averaged 18.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game this season for the Timberwolves. The Chicago native shot 48.2 percent overall and 37.0 percent from the 3-point line.

Rose scored a career high 50 points on Halloween against the Utah Jazz, a performance which captivated the NBA since he’s undergone four knee surgeries since winning the MVP award back in 2011 with his hometown Chicago Bulls.

Rose becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. He showed this season he can be a microwave scorer off the bench. It will be interesting to see which teams will pursue Rose in free agency. So far, the Detroit Pistons are the only team with reported interest in Rose.

Timberwolves starting point guard Jeff Teague already picked up his player option for next season. Rose outperformed Teague in 2018-19 and may look to sign elsewhere since the Timberwolves don’t appear ready to be a playoff team next season. Rose will turn 31 in October.