Derrick Rose signs with Minnesota, reunites with Thibodeau

Published 8:30 pm Thursday, March 8, 2018

For Derrick Rose, what’s old is new again.

Rose has signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves in a move that reunites the 2011 NBA MVP with three mainstays from his days in Chicago — coach Tom Thibodeau, as well as Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. The Timberwolves did not release the terms, but a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the deal is for the remainder of the season.

Rose may debut as early as Thursday night, when Minnesota plays host to Boston.

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“The only thing I’m missing now is the opportunity,” Rose told reporters in Minnesota on Thursday. “Talking to Thibs, he sounds like he’s going to give me the opportunity, so it’s all about learning the guys and fitting in at the right time.”

Minnesota will be the fourth team Rose plays for, and technically his fourth franchise in the last 11 months.