It’s been an up and down career for Derrick Rose: From an MVP award winner to a bench player on a 26 win team, the 30 year old has been through a lot throughout his 10 year NBA career.
However, one of the most impactful feel-good stories this season has been without a doubt the incredible comeback story of Rose: After an injury plagued career (that all started with his torn ACL in the 2012 NBA playoffs), Rose seems to be finding himself once more as a player, as well as adapting to today’s NBA. His 3-point shot has been improving, as he’s shooting one of the best percentages from long range in the league; something he has had trouble with in past years.
The trouble is, injuries keep on haunting him as he has become one of the more injury prone players in the league. In Rose’s most recent game vs the Atlanta Hawks, Rose went down with a sprained ankle in overtime. He already had himself quite a nice performance; finishing with 25 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists. His high level of play is what led Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau into placing Rose in the game in the late going.
After Rose left the game, he did not return. The Timberwolves training staff said that Rose’s ankle will be re-evaluated on Sunday.
This season, Rose is averaging 18.9 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 4.8 APG, and shooting a career best 48.6% from the field.