The four were formerly part of the Chicago Bulls. Rose is the fourth point guard on the Wolves' roster. "I just want to play and have the opportunity to show that I can still play". Thibodeau probably knows Rose as well as anyone in the league. It will be interesting to see how well Rose can play with this opportunity to play with one of the growing powerhouse teams in the Western Conference. The Celtics game was the third in a hard eight-game stretch that still includes Golden State, Washington, San Antonio, Houston and the Clippers.
Derrick Rose played a season with the Knicks after leaving Chicago. He averaged 9.8 points a game in Cleveland. Rose, of course, has long dealt with knee issues that turned him into a journeyman.
An underwhelming beginning to the 2017-18 season is not going to bother Rose and the 29-year-old guard is ready to contribute at a high level in Minnesota. Of course, Jones and Jeff Teague have barely played together at all this season, so two-point guard lineups haven't been the norm.
"We just thought he could help the team", Thibodeau said. O'Neal spent most of his career with the Magic, Lakers, and Heat, but appeared with the Suns, Cavaliers, and Celtics in his final three seasons. "Come in, be a good teammate and try to help us win". "He's been around. He's been in a lot of games".