Derrick Rose reveals what he’s looking for in free agency
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Derrick Rose will be an unrestricted free agent this summer once free agency starts on July 1.
The former MVP is looking for one thing in free agency and that is to be comfortable.
Derrick Rose on free agency: "I just want to be comfortable. I've been in a lot of situations where you hear things & you wish something that was different or your hopes are high & it wasn't that. I've been in uncomfortable situations. It felt terrible. I'ma hear every team out."
— Ashish Mathur (@amathur90) April 9, 2019
Rose played in 51 games this season for the Timberwolves. His season ended early after he underwent a minor procedure on his right elbow to address bone chips.
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 from the field, 37.0 percent from beyond the arc and 85.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Rose scored a career-high 50 points on Halloween against the Utah Jazz. It was one of the best performances of the season considering all the injuries Rose has endured in his career.
The last time Rose was a free agent, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. That was in the summer of 2017. Rose’s tenure with the Cavs didn’t go that well. He only played in 16 games with the Cavs before he was traded to the Utah Jazz.
Rose wasn’t a good fit next to LeBron James. The youngest MVP in NBA history thought he could chase a ring with LeBron, but injuries and the ball-dominant style of play LeBron has didn’t mesh well with Rose.
Rose has expressed interest in re-signing with the Timberwolves, who can offer him the most money in free agency. The three-time All-Star will hear teams out before he makes his decision.