Derrick Rose Signs with Timberwolves After Cavaliers Trade, Jazz Release

Cleveland Cavaliers' Derrick Rose drives against the Orlando Magic in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Tony Dejak/Associated Press

Derrick Rose has found a home for the remainder of the season. 

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Thursday they have agreed to terms with Rose after he was released by the Utah Jazz in February. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN first reported the news. 

Rose signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the veteran’s minimum prior to the season, but his time with the Wine and Gold wasn’t exactly memorable. 

The 29-year-old appeared in only 16 games for the Cavaliers because of a persistent ankle injury, and he stepped away from the club in November to “seriously” re-evaluate his future in the NBA, according to’s Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin

“He’s tired of being hurt, and it’s taking a toll on him mentally,” a source told the two at the time. 

Rose rejoined the Cavaliers in December to continue his rehabilitation, and he returned to the court Jan. 18 following a two-month absence from the rotation. 

Cleveland subsequently dealt the 2010-11 MVP to

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