After John Wall’s left knee injury, Washington Wizards need someone to fill in Wall’s place. The former MVP Derrick Rose would be a perfect replacement and is now available on the market after Utah Jazz waived him on Saturday (Feb. 10). Rose was acquired by Jazz in a three-team trade, which was done right before the trade deadline with Cleveland Cavaliers and Sacramento Kings.

Washington Wizards are more than $3 million over the tax line, and will probably not engage in bidding for a new point guard. This is yet another reason why Rose is a great replacement for the Wall as the season before this one Derrick Rose signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers the veteran’s minimum of $2.1 million.

Derrick Rose to the Timberwolves?

Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly another team interested in former MVP. This could mean a possible reunion for the Rose as the Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau already coached the young MVP from 2010 to 2015 with Chicago Bulls. Actually, it was under the Thibodeau that Rose became the youngest MVP to ever play in a league.

Anyhow Derrick Rose will probably have a chance to play in playoffs this season either with Wizards who are currently fourth-seeded in the Eastern-Conference, or with Minnesota Timberwolves who are also a fourth-seeded team, but in a stronger Western-Conference.

Derrick Rose’s career

Rose is probably one of the biggest “what if” players of the NBA, as the youngest MVP (22 years) ever and the title as one of the most explosive point guards this league has ever seen, we can only wonder what could have been if it wasn’t for the injuries.

The injury that had Rose’s career headed downhill was a torn ACL knee injury in the first playoff game of 2012. The Philadelphia 76ers were already down 20 but Chicago Bulls former coach Tom Thibodeau kept Rose in a game probably because he was one rebound and one assist away from the triple-double. From here on Derrick Rose’s career was riddled with injuries and his stats started going downhill.

In the 2016 Chicago Bulls decided to move on from the 2011 MVP. They traded him to New York Knicks where he averaged 18 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.

This year Derrick Rose played only 16 games for Cleveland Cavaliers and averaged 9.8 points and 1.6 assists per game with 43 percent shooting. We can say that old Derrick Rose will never come back but we can still see some flashes today of the young MVP.