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Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau on Derrick Rose’s future

Tom Thibodeau, Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose used to be one of the most dynamic point guards in the league. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls, Rose propelled the Bulls into the NBA spotlight in his brief run atop the NBA. In 2011, Rose led the Bulls to the best record in the Eastern Conference. He even captured the league’s MVP award.

Though, after suffering multiple injuries over the years, Rose is just a shell of his former self. That certainly didn’t stop the Timberwolves from signing Rose this year.

Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau, who used to coach Rose in Chicago, still believes that his former MVP point guard still has some gas left in the tank, per ESPN’s Nick Friedell.

Thibs on Derrick: “Like all stories, there’s a beginning, there’s a middle and there’s an end. And he’s young so I don’t think it’s a finished story.” So where do you think Derrick is on the journey? Thibs: “We’ll see.”

Tom Thibodeau and the Timberwolves are currently on the verge of making the postseason for the first time since 2004. After Jimmy Butler went down with an MCL injury against the Houston Rockets this season, the Timberwolves have become vulnerable on both ends of the court.

Derrick Rose

On offense, Derrick Rose still has the ability to run an offense, but he is a liability in the scoring department. On some plays, he shows flashes of his former self, but it’s clear that Rose is now a different player. Hopefully, Rose can become a vital asset for a team looking to make a deep postseason run.