Report: Timberwolves’ Derrick Rose questionable for Sunday’s game vs. Thunder
The Minnesota Timberwolves take on Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday and point guard Derrick Rose is questionable to play with a sore left ankle.
Derrick Rose didn’t play in the second half of Friday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs due to the ankle ailment. He finished the game with just four points on 1-of-8 shooting from the field.
The Timberwolves are saying Derrick Rose (left ankle soreness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Thunder
— Ashish Mathur (@amathur90) December 22, 2018
Jeff Teague is also out for the Timberwolves, so if Derrick Rose can’t play, Tyus Jones will start for Minnesota versus the Thunder.
In 30 games this season, Derrick Rose is averaging 18.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. The former MVP is shooting 48.5 percent from the field, 46.9 percent from beyond the arc and 84.2 percent from the free-throw line.
After Rose scored a career-high 50 points on Halloween against the Utah Jazz, the Chicago native’s left ankle was sore as well. Rose has been playing a lot of minutes lately due to the absence of Teague. He played 38 minutes against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, a game which went into overtime.
Rose’s left ankle is the one that bothered him last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers as well. Minnesota needs to be careful with Rose and make sure he’s 100 percent because he’s too important to the team.