Derrick Rose had quite the roller coaster season last year.
After signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year veteran minimum deal, Rose suffered an ankle injury from a flagrant foul committed by Greg Monroe and during his time out, reportedly considered retirement.
Rose returned to the Cavs but was traded at the trade deadline to the Utah Jazz; where they released Rose as soon as they acquired him.
Rose stayed on the market for a while but was signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and former Head Coach Tom Thibodeau, on March 8th. Rose played inconsistent, as the Timberwolves fought and secured a playoff berth for the first time in 14 years.
In the Wolves first-round matchup against the Houston Rockets, Rose blossomed from the garden again.
In the five games from their first-round series, Rose averaged 14.2 points a game, 2.6 assists a game, while shooting 50.9 percent from the field and a whopping 70 percent from beyond the arc on two attempts a game. Rose did all this damage in only 23.8 minutes a game.
After such a strong playoff showing, the Wolves re-signed Rose to a one year 2.1 million dollar deal. Rose’s strong play in the postseason has sparked rumors and questions concerning Tyus Jones.
However, Rose needs to prove that the postseason play wasn’t just a flash in the pan. Rose will be playing for a multi-year deal this year, in hopes of continuing his NBA Career.
Here are three goals Rose needs to achieve if he wishes to prove that he can contribute for longer than one playoff series.
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