Wolves, Spurs may have sights set on Rose

Ashish Mathur

Derrick Rose is a free agent and could be a target of the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a report from ESPN.

Per the report:

The Minnesota Timberwolves view Derrick Rose as a potential free-agent target this summer, league sources told ESPN.

Rose, 28, will be a free agent for the first time in his career after spending last season with the New York Knicks.

Rose averaged 18 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 64 games for New York, which finished the season a disappointing 31-51.

Rose is coming off season-ending knee surgery and many around the league believe he could be had for cheap. (Or at least, cheaper than usual.)

ESPN reported that "some rival executives believe" the San Antonio Spurs may also have an interest in Rose. A return to the New York Knicks is another possibility, ESPN reported.