There are no ifs or buts about it: The Minnesota Timberwolves’ 2017-18 season was a bit of a disappointment. The same could be argued about the season Derrick Rose had as well.

After swinging a blockbuster trade that netted the Wolves one of the best two-way players in the game in the Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy, Butler and also landing three-time Sixth Man of the Year recipient Jamal Crawford, as well as former All Star point Jeff Teague, the team was neck and neck in the Western Conference arms race and was poised to make a serious run for at least a top four seed — only to slum it out for the bottom seeds up until the end of the season.

One of the few bright spots for the Timberwolves was another Bulls star — a former one at least — in the now disgraced journeyman Derrick Rose.

His numbers looked pedestrian at first in the regular season, averaging just 12 minutes a game and scoring five points and dishing a single assist. Oh, and he only played nine games.

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But during the postseason, the former league Most Valuable Player almost tripled his averages. In five games, Rose put up 14.2 points, a rebound, and two assists per night, knocking down seven of his 10 shots from behind the arc and shooting almost 51% from the field.

Not surprisingly, head coach Tom Thibodeau and the Timberwolves want the first overall pick from a decade ago, back in the fold. According to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, only his health is in question but there’s no doubt that there will be attempts to resign the guard if they can.

“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.

The question will be can he stay healthy for a full season? His body just keeps betraying him, and he missed some time with a sprained ankle during his stint with the Wolves.”