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.
Rose is coming off a meniscus tear in his left knee that required season-ending surgery. At the time of surgery, the Knicks said that recovery would take three to six weeks.
Rose and Timberwolves head coach, Tom Thibodeau, have a strong relationship as Rose played under Thibodeau for five seasons with the Chicago Bulls.
The Timberwolves and Knicks engaged in trade talks for a package headlined by Rose and Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio prior to the trade deadline, but no agreement was reached.
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