​Derrick Rose was one of a significant number of players dealt by the Cleveland Cavaliers just ahead of the NBA trade deadline, and after an awfully short stint as a member of the Utah Jazz, his new team has opted to waive him.

​​Rose getting waived seemed to be in the works from the beginning, so it doesn't come as a shock. 


The first team that came to mind as potential buyout suitors were the ​Minnesota Timberwolves, simply because of his connection with head coach Tom Thibodeau from back in their Chicago days. But at least one other team is reportedly expected to make a run at the former MVP-- the Washington Wizards.

Wizards star point guard John Will will be out ​several more weeks after undergoing knee surgery. With the season in the balance, bringing in a veteran like Rose could help stem the tide until the Wall comes back.


In 16 games (seven starts) this season, Rose is averaging 9.8 points and 1.6 assists on 43.9 percent shooting. Perhaps a fresh start is exactly what he needs to get the wheels turning again.

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