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Derrick Rose could be reunited with Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota — reports

The Timberwolves reportedly might be interested in signing Derrick Rose, reuniting him with Tom Thibodeau. | Getty Images

Just when Derrick Rose decides he wants to come back and play basketball again, it seems no one wants him — except for maybe his old Bulls coach.

After a whirlwind of activity by the Cavaliers today, Rose found himself traded to the Utah Jazz as part of a three-way deal. But word quickly spread that the Jazz would waive the NBA’s 2011 MVP.

Then as quick as a Rose crossover, two reports surfaced that Rose might be reunited with former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau and former teammates Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson in Minnesota.

The 29-year-old point guard played in just 16 games for the Cavs this season, averaging a career-low 9.8 points per game.

The move would put Rose on a contender in the West, not far from home in Chicago. But it’s questionable how much the injury-prone Rose would be able to contribute, and if the Wolves would be able to find room for him on a team that already has three point guards — Jeff Teague, Tyus Jones and Aaron Brooks.

Money doesn’t seem to be a factor for Rose, who will make more than $11 million this season from his endorsement deal with Adidas, Sports Illustrated recently reported.