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Rockets’ Eric Gordon says he’s happy for Timberwolves’ Derrick Rose

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Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon, who is very close friends with Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Derrick Rose, says he’s happy for the former league MVP.

Rose is having a stellar season for the Timberwolves this year after having a tough campaign last season. Gordon and Rose were AAU teammates back in the day, so the two stars have known each other for a very long time.

In 51 games this season for the Timberwolves, Derrick Rose is averaging 18.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists while shooting 48.2 percent from the field, 37.0 percent from beyond the arc and 85.6 percent from the free-throw line.

The youngest MVP in NBA history scored a career-high 50 points on Halloween against the Utah Jazz. Rose has undergone four knee surgeries since winning the MVP award back in 2011 with the Chicago Bulls. Last season was very rough for D-Rose, who got traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Utah Jazz and then waived by Utah.

Rose was on the open market for weeks until Tom Thibodeau signed him. Not everyone in Minnesota was on board with the move, but after having a solid 2018 playoff outing and a great season this year, Rose has now become a fan favorite in the Twin Cities.