Timberwolves, others teams inquire about Derrick Rose

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The NBA trade deadline is 2 p.m. Thursday. The past month has been flooded with rumors of Carmelo Anthony waiving his no-trade clause and accepting a trade to either the Los Angeles Clippers or the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Rose, in his first season in NY, is averaging 17.7 points per game on 46 percent shooting in 48 games. He's now averaging 17.7 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.9 rebounds on 46.2 percent shooting from the field and 86.5 percent shooting from the free throw line.

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The Timberwolves, sources say, are among several teams to reach out to the Knicks asking about potential trades for Rose.

This could be an example of where there's smoke, there's fire.

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Rose was limited to 51 regular-season games in 2014-15 - Thibodeau's final season as the Bulls' coach - because of a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. The Minnesota connection is obvious in that current head coach Tom Thibodeau had Rose as a member of the Chicago Bulls before both parted ways with the franchise.

Thibodeau is now the president of basketball operations for the Timberwolves.

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Will Phil Jackson pull the trigger to move Rose? It's worth noting that the only players on Minnesota with salaries above $10 million per season are Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic, with the latter being unavailable to play due to recurring injuries. The report gave no indication of what the Knicks would receive in any potential trade. Anthony has stated that he will not waive his no-trade clause as he wants to stay in NY.

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