The NBA changed the All-Star voting process two years ago, in part to prevent Zaza Pachulia being elected a starter.
Instead, it might keep Dwyane Wade from being one — again. Luka Doncic and Derrick Rose, too.
Entering the last full week of balloting, Wade would be in a good ...
Rose returns to Chicago, leads T-Wolves over Bulls 119-94
CHICAGO (AP) — For much of his seven seasons with the Bulls, Derrick Rose was a favorite son of Chicago. He was native born and virtually universally beloved.
Things, though, soured towards the end as injuries mounted. The former franchise player was traded in 2016 and serenaded with boos ...
Derrick Rose to sit out vs. Thunder with sore ankle
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose was ruled out Sunday against Oklahoma City with a sore left ankle.
Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau made the announcement prior to the game.
Rose left Friday’s game at San Antonio in the second quarter.
Griffin, Bullock lead Pistons past Timberwolves in OT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trailing by 14 to start the fourth quarter, the Detroit Pistons got rolling on 3-pointers. However, their shortest shot of the night might have been the most important.
Blake Griffin scored 34 points and Reggie Bullock added a career-high 33 as the Pistons beat the ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns got the Minnesota Timberwolves started and then enjoyed watching rookie Josh Okogie and the bench deliver the big blow.
Towns had 14 points and 14 assists in just 21 minutes, Andrew Wiggins scored 17 and the Timberwolves beat the road-weary Sacramento ...
Jeff Teague out for Timberwolves vs. Kings with ankle injury
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague will miss Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings with left ankle inflammation.
Coach Tom Thibodeau said Teague, who averages 11.6 points and a team-high 8.3 assists per game, didn’t sustain a particular injury, but the ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves showed off their improved defense Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs.
It was quite a performance by Robert Covington and company.
Covington scored 21 points, Karl-Anthony Towns and Derrick Rose each had 16 and the Timberwolves ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Playing for the third night in four days, and in three different cities, the Minnesota Timberwolves found an approach to win to beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls.
Minnesota rebounded, defended and got a boost from its reserves.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns thinks the real Derrick Rose is shining once again.
Rose scored 25 points, Towns had 21 points and nine rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-102 on Friday.
Rose was 11 for 17 from the field, helping Minnesota get back ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paul Millsap left the game to get stitches, then came back in time to help the Denver Nuggets stop the bleeding and get a big win.
Millsap had 25 points, five rebounds and five steals, Jamal Murray added 18 and the Nuggets had a 35-point third quarter in a 103-101 ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett showed up courtside, and that wasn’t the only surprise in Minnesota on Friday night.
In their first week without erstwhile defensive stalwart Jimmy Butler, the new-look Timberwolves locked down one of the Western Conference’s top teams.
Andrew Wiggins ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers withstood “Fourth Quarter Jimmy” Butler and improved to 4-1 at home.
Tobias Harris scored 22 points, Lou Williams added 20 and Los Angeles defeated Minnesota 120-109 Monday night, dropping the Timberwolves to 0-6 on the road this season.
Led by Butler ...
During the 2017-18 regular season, Derrick Rose didn’t score 50 points in all of January.
He was hurting, always in and out of the lineup, never in rhythm. Those problems, all his years of problems, seemed so long ago Wednesday night, when ...
Rose scores career-high 50 as Timberwolves top Jazz 128-125
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the final buzzer sounded and his teammates swarmed him on the court, Derrick Rose couldn’t help but fight back tears.
Rose’s emotions were on full display moments after he scored a career-high 50 ...
Timber-Bulls: Minnesota signs Deng for another Thibs reunion
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed free agent forward Luol Deng, the latest former Chicago Bulls player to reunite with coach Tom Thibodeau.
Deng’s one-year deal is for the minimum salary of $2.4 million for a player with his experience, according to a person with ...
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Nik Stauskas is officially a member of the Portland Trail Blazers, after signing his one-year, $1.6 million contract.
The team announced the move Thursday.
Stauskas agreed to the contract quickly after the start of ...
There was a time when Derrick Rose was the greatest and most thrilling basketball player on the planet.
One part ballplayer, one part circus act with his unmatched explosiveness and gravity-defying acts around the rim, the Chicago native was hair-raising.
Why Derrick Rose, of all people, can tip Timberwolves-Rockets series in Minnesota’s favor
Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau offered a very matter of fact answer when asked if he had seen anything different out of point guard Derrick Rose in Saturdays 121-105 victory over the Rockets.
Nope. Thibodeau said.
Rockets coach Mike DAntoni also didnt feel much ...
Even Derrick Rose was able to laugh at the joke, even though he made it at his own expense.
Rose had just played a huge role in the Timberwolves 121-105 victory over Houston on Saturday night at Target Center, a game that left the Wolves down 2-1 in the playoff series.
Rose came off ...
HOUSTON – In case you’ve forgotten these past 14 years, the NBA playoffs are all about adjusting from one game to the next.
After Game 1 of a first-round playoff series against Houston, the question is how much more the Timberwolves will feature All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns than they ...
HOUSTON Doing what needs to be done, Timberwolves reserve guard Derrick Rose played 24 minutes the most he has played since he signed last month in Sundays Game 1 because Jeff Teague and Andrew Wiggins got into foul trouble.
Roses 16 points led a Wolves bench in the 104-101 loss that ...
Who’s responsible for Timberwolves not getting Karl-Anthony Towns more shots vs. Rockets?
In the aftermath of the Wolves 104-101 loss to the Rockets on Sunday, there were a lot of big opinions.
You could trash the Wolves for letting a winnable game slip away against a Rockets team that did not shoot up to its standards. You could be encouraged by the Wolves fight and defensive ...
HOUSTON Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose knows a little something about league MVP performances when he sees them, and he witnessed one in Sundays 104-101 loss at Houston, the opening game of a first-round NBA playoffs series.
Doing some of what Rose once did to opponents during his 2011 ...
Tom Thibodeau, Timberwolves turned to veterans to help end playoff drought
HOUSTON Reputations sometimes die hard, and so it is for a Timberwolves team that drafted lottery pick after lottery pick during a 14-year playoff drought that finally ends Sunday night in Houston.
But make no mistake about the Wolves even after they chose to go forward with Karl-Anthony ...
When he traded away Ricky Rubio and chose free-agent Jeff Teague over Derrick Rose as his point guard, Tom Thibodeau, Timberwolves coach/president of basketball operations, cited Teague’s durability as one big reason why.
So on Sunday with playoff spots and positioning looming very large, ...
Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeaus commitment to a three-guard lineup that featured newly signed Derrick Rose over the past three games affirms he believes the star he once coached in Chicago remains a genuine NBA talent.
Its also an investment aimed to pay off in the playoffs, if a Wolves ...
Newly signed guard Derrick Rose made his Timberwolves debut with 6andfrac12; minutes played during Sundays first half against Golden State, and the best you can say about it is he should get better.
Signed Thursday and reunited with his former Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau, Rose made one of ...
Why pick just one? Today’s NBA makes a Jeff Teague, Tyus Jones, Derrick Rose Timberwolves backcourt sensible
The Timberwolves totally unsurprising signing of free agent Derrick Rose on Thursday might have caused you to ask where his point-guard minutes might come on a team that already has starter Jeff Teague and backup Tyus Jones.
The better question might be: With Rose and hometown-raised Jones ...
For Derrick Rose, what’s old is new again.
Rose has signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves, reuniting the 2011 NBA MVP with three mainstays from his days in Chicago: coach Tom Thibodeau and teammates Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. The Timberwolves did not release contract terms, but a person ...
Derrick Rose, reunited with Tom Thibodeau, gets shot with Timberwolves to revive career
Three days after becoming a father again, 10-year NBA veteran and former league MVP Derrick Rose on Thursday signed with the Timberwolves in a transaction that felt like coming home to a team for which he has never played.
Rose signed a contract for the rest of the season making him ...
PORTLAND, ORE. Shabazz Muhammads release left the Wolves with two open roster spots and just 10 available players for Thursdays game against Portland because Jimmy Butler is rehabilitating in Minnesota and guard Aaron Brooks was away from the team for personal reasons.
Asked if his team ...
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. The Timberwolves move on without injured star Jimmy Butler by inserting Nemanja Bjelica into the starting lineup at small forward and sliding Andrew Wiggins into Butlers big-guard spot.
The Wolves received news as good as they could have hoped when Butler fell and ...
Wolves’ Jimmy Butler says he’s leaving Rose decision up to coach Tom Thibodeau
LOS ANGELES After an NBA All-Star Game in which he chose not to play, Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler said he hasnt talked to coach/president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau about whether free agent Derrick Rose can help their team win.
But Butler said he expects they will have that ...
The Utah Jazz waived Derrick Rose on Saturday, and the Washington Wizards could be a team interested in his services now that he’ll hit the market.
ESPN reported the Wizards are “expected to survey the possibility” of signing Rose while star point guard John Wall recovers from knee ...
The Cleveland Cavaliers were part of three trades yesterday, one of which had Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a first-round pick went to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance. Dwyane Wade was shipped back to Miami by the Cavs for a protected second-round selection, two ...
Cavaliers trade six players: Why they had to go (video)
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cavaliers said goodbye to six players in a flurry of trades on Thursday. The names included former All-Stars Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade, and Derrick Rose as well as two members of the 2016 championship team, ...
Get your cheap Cavs gear: Trades mean there’s suddenly a lot of stuff on sale
Get your cheap Cavs gear: Trades mean there’s suddenly a lot of stuff on sale
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- If you’re looking stock up on Cavaliers gear on the cheap, now’s the time to do it. But there’s a catch.
The team’s trades involving six players -- Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade, Derrick ...
CLEVELAND (AP) — With their NBA title hopes fading fast, the Cavaliers got aggressive at the trading deadline.
They swapped teams.
Cleveland completely changed its look — and perhaps its chances of winning a championship this season — on Thursday with a stunning sequence of deals. ...
From Isaiah Thomas to Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose, the Cleveland Cavaliers loaded up on big names last summer.
None will be there if the Cavaliers get back to the NBA Finals.
In what felt like an unprecedented do-over for a contending team, the Cavaliers simply changed the pieces ...
Cavaliers overhaul roster at trade deadline: What just happened?
The Cleveland Cavaliers were not content with staying pat at the NBA trade deadline Thursday. In fact, they weren’t content with making just one trade, either.
Not long after the Cavaliers traded Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers, they continued to overhaul their roster with trades ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade were out of the lineup for the Cleveland Cavaliers against Indiana.
Thomas has not yet been cleared to play on consecutive nights as he continues to play his way back from an injured right hip. Wade was resting.
Two other guards, Iman ...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Derrick Rose ended his self-imposed separation from the Cavaliers.
The point guard, who has been dealing with a sprained left ankle for much of his first season with Cleveland, returned to the Cavs on Monday to resume rehab and treatment. A frustrated Rose had left the ...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers’ communication with embattled point guard Derrick Rose has been positive, according to coach Tyronn Lue.
Rose is away from the team because of a personal matter. He also has been sidelined by a sprained left ankle.
Lue declined to share any ...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Derrick Rose’s injuries may have pushed him to a breaking point.
The former league MVP, who has been trying to revive his career with the Cavaliers, left the team earlier this week to handle a personal matter. A team spokesman said Friday that Rose has been excused since ...
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Derrick Rose’s ankle isn’t getting better, and neither are the Cavaliers’ problems at point guard.
Rose, who was supposed to handle starting duties while Isaiah Thomas recovers from a hip injury, could miss three more weeks with a left ankle injury that has bothered him ...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose will play against the New York Knicks on Sunday after missing four games because of a sprained left ankle.
Rose hasn’t played since the second game of the season on Oct. 20. The Cavaliers have lost three of the four games he’s ...