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Derrick Rose is returning to the NBA, but does he have a future?

Derrick Rose is reportedly signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the rest of the season, as reported by NBA guru Adrian Wojnaarowski. While it will be great to see Rose on the hardwood again, his future is still murky.

Prior to today, Derrick Rose was last in the news after being traded by Cleveland and then waived by the Utah Jazz. Rose officially cleared waives on February 12th and it took him nearly a month to find yet another home. Here's a short list of guys who were waived and found homes in what seems like seconds: Joe Johnson, Brandon Wright, Marco Belinelli, Trevor Booker, and Ersan Ilyasova. None of them have the accolades that Rose has, but also none of them have had such a rough past either.

by Justin Emerson
by Justin Emerson

The Timberwolves have 16 games left in their season and currently sit 6th in a war zone of a Western Conference. Adding Rose doesn't move the needle for them in any direction, so it's confusing as to why they decided to pick him up. For Rose, it's an obvious choice he had to make; Rose gets to spend the next 16 games working back into shape and showing he can still contribute to a NBA roster, a roster he hopes to be on next season.