After spending one season with the Knicks, Derrick Rose is reportedly considering a free-agent target by the Spurs and Timberwolves.Derrick Rose’s short time with the Knicks has reportedly caught the eye of at least two other teams in the league.
According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, Rose is a potential target of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the San Antonio Spurs. Rose came close to a reunion with his former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota at the trade deadline when he was nearly swapped for
Rose came close to a reunion with his former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota at the trade deadline when he was nearly swapped for Ricky Rubio.
The Knicks are still interested in Rubio, and it’s not a surprise that Thibs is interested in bringing his former MVP floor general to run the show.
What is a surprise is that the San Antonio Spurs are interested in a guy like Rose. They have Tony Parker on their roster (although he did just get hurt) and Patty Mills as a pending free agent. Both guys are better suited to run that patented Spurs offense.
The former MVP didn’t quite click with his coaches or teammates in New York. A fresh start is what he needs.