Video appears to show Derrick Rose shooting basketball at Cleveland State

SHARE Video appears to show Derrick Rose shooting basketball at Cleveland State
pistons_cavaliers_basketball_73917555.jpg

Derrick Rose was reportedly spotted shooting hoops at Cleveland State. | Tony Dejak/Associated Press

A video posted on Twitter Thursday shows what appears to be Derrick Rose shooting baskets at Cleveland State University.

How in the world did the former NBA Rookie of the Year and league MVPend up here—teamless and practicing on a Horizon League Conference basketball court — at age 29?

Rose’s once-promising career has been ravaged by injuries. And after nine seasons, Rose might be done for good.

After reinventing himself during the offseason, Rose was looking forward to a fresh start with Cleveland.

But once again Rose— perhaps the unluckiest man in the NBA— was sidelined by injuries. He has only played in 16 games this season and averaged 9.8 points, 1.6 assists and1.8 reboundsper contest.

In November, he temporarily left the team to ponder whether or not he would ever return to the game of basketball.

After returning, the Cavaliers traded Rose to the Jazz at the deadline earlier this month. And two days later, Utahwaived Rose. Since then, he’s been a free agent and has drawn little interest from teams.

The Timberwolves have been one of the only teams linked to Rose, and that’s in part due to the fact some are hopeful for a Jimmy Butler, Tom Thibodeau and Rose reunion.

Butler told the Star Tribune earlier this week that he expects to have a conversation with Thibodeau about whether or not the addition of Rose can help the team soon.

“That’s not my job,” Butler said. “Is he a hell of a player? Yeah. But that’s up to Thibs and everybody else to figure if he has a place on this roster and this team. Obviously, I’ve played with him before. I know the talent he has. It’s not my job to say.”

But in another report, Minnesota’s team owner Glen Taylor told the Star Tribunehe isn’t planning on signing Rose or any other free agent yet.

In order for Rose to be on the playoff roster, the Timberwolves — or any other team— would have to sign him by March 1.

Follow me on Twitter: @madkenney

The Latest
Triston McKenzie strikes out 14, Guardians score 4 in seventh in 5-2 win
The shooting happened about 6 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Flournoy Street.
In Game 1 of the best-of-three first-round series, Dolson hurt the Sky the way she used to help them win. She finished with 13 points and went 3-for-4 from behind the arc.
The Sky are the No. 2 seed and have the deepest roster in the league. They shouldn’t be in this situation, given the sacrifices and upgrades they made last offseason. Yet here they are, a game away from it all ending.
Danny Golden was released a month after the Beverly shooting that left him paralyzed. He was greeted by cheers from dozens of supporters and loved ones.