Derrick Rose turned back the clock tonight for the Minnesota Timberwolves and put up a monstrous stat line in a win against the Utah Jazz.
It’s hard to find a professional basketball player that has gone through more unfortunate injuries on the court than Derrick Rose has. The Chicago Bulls selected Rose with the first pick in the 2008 NBA draft. Within a couple seasons, Rose quickly cemented himself among the league’s elite, even taking home MVP honors after his stellar 2010-11 season.
Shortly after that, injuries began piling up for the former superstar, including ACL tears to each of his knees. People quickly gave up on Rose, but he continued to deal with adversity and work hard to find his groove back on the court. Rose, who’s now a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, proved tonight what can happen if you never give up on yourself.
The former MVP turned back the clock tonight and dropped a career-high 50 points against the Utah Jazz, leading his team to victory. It was an incredible performance to say the least, and Rose was understandably emotional after the final whistle.
It has taken a while for Rose to settle in with a team since his tenure with the Bulls ended, but he seems to have found a nice role on the Timberwolves. They are of course led by head coach Tom Thibodeau, who coached Rose back in Chicago. With the Timberwolves and Jimmy Butler currently at a standstill with their current arrangement, Rose has been filling in as their starting shooting guard.
Rose’s final stat line of the night was 50 points, six assists and four rebounds, and he even contributed on the defensive end with two steals and a block. He was also pretty efficient during this performance, shooting 61 percent from the field tonight. Rose will look to build on this remarkable performance as the Timberwolves take on the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors on Friday, Nov. 2.