Minnesota Timberwolves guard, Derrick Rose had a resurgence this season after multiple seasons of injuries.
Could he return to the Chicago Bulls?
“People turned on him. You feel invested because you’ve watched him since his freshman year at Simeon.” pic.twitter.com/rs6nDRsdgl
— 👑 Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson 📍 (@ScoopB) June 18, 2019
“It’s possible he ends up back here in Chicago,” 670 The Score’s Laurence Holmes told me on the Scoop B Radio Podcast.
“People turned on him. You feel invested because you’ve watched him since his freshman year at Simeon.”
Rose is the youngest player to win the NBA’s MVP award back in 2011, Rose suffered multiple ACL and MCL injuries that changed the trajectory of his career.
Rose, 30, has shown flashes of athleticism over the last couple of seasons in stints with the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and especially later with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he lacked consistency in play and in minutes.
That all changed in the NBA Playoffs last season, when Rose shot 50.9% from the field and 70% from downtown off the bench.
“He’s an amazing player,” Timberwolves forward, Karl-Anthony Towns told me of Rose.
“An amazing teammate. You can’t say anything but good things about Derrick Rose. He’s probably one of the humblest people that I’ve ever met and it just speaks to his character.”
That playoff momentum carried over into this season. Remember that game in November against the Utah Jazz when D-Rose erupted for 50 points?
For those keeping score at home: 34 of Rose’s points were scored in the second half of the Timberwolves’ 128-125 win.
— 👑 Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson 📍 (@ScoopB) September 6, 2018
“The thing about D-Rose’s entire career is that when my dude is healthy, he’s big time, point-blank period,” Quentin Richardson told me on the Scoop B Radio Podcast.
“When he’s healthy, he’s big time. And so that has been the only concern I really had with him throughout is when he’s been injured. I mean, as you know, prior to any of the injuries, I had no concerns, he had been big time throughout and that’s still my consensus.”
Richardson echoes the chorus of many who still think Rose is the real deal.
“He has been a machine,” Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban told Landon Buford.
“When you’re somebody, you just don’t lose it,” Washington Wizards forward, Jabari Parker told me via Scoop B Radio.
Back in September, Kevin Garnett said that he’d make Rose the starting point guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“Yeah, I would,” KG told me.
“Everyone thinks they’re athletic, but the longevity, the consistency, and being able to stay healthy is what I worry about most and nothing else.”