However Rose cleared waivers on Monday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported, which means Minnesota did not declare the guard who might have been had for a minimal-wage contract.
That does not imply Rose will not find yourself in Minnesota. The Wolves nonetheless might signal the guard at any time. However Marc Stein of the New York Occasions reported that it is “more and more attainable” Rose will not signal anyplace till after the all-star break.
Thibodeau was requested Tuesday if he certainly is curious about bringing Rose aboard.
“We’ll see,” stated Thibodeau, who guided the purpose guard to his greatest years in Chicago. “We’re all the time wanting to take a look at totally different ways in which we will enhance the membership.”
A possible Rose acquisition has help from a minimum of one participant on the roster: Taj Gibson, who performed with Rose in Chicago.
“That is my man,” Gibson stated. “We have been within the trenches for a very long time. It would be good to have him on our staff, as a result of it is simply good to have veteran management, however we’ll simply let Thibs deal with that. Tyus (Jones) and the remainder of the blokes have been doing a fantastic job.”
On a radio look on ESPN one thousand AM final week, Gibson was requested if Rose might slot in with the Wolves.
“That is loopy to ask that, as a result of it is Derrick Rose, and Derrick Rose can match into any staff,” Gibson stated. “He is a scorer, he is an enormous guard, I feel he might assist any staff he is given an opportunity to play for. However simply having the very fact he might probably be with us, it would be identical to previous occasions, I am positive Tom would discover a strategy to match him into the system.
“Tom was all about for those who play arduous and also you’re confirmed beneath his system, and you are going to go on the market and lay it on the road, he will discover time so that you can play on his workforce. … We’ll see what occurs.
“It simply comes right down to discovering the suitable system and the fitting personnel that may let him play the sport he is able to enjoying,” Gibson stated. “That is what I actually consider.”