Tom Thibodeau was without Derrick Rose for the first time in his head-coaching career last season, coaching the Timberwolves while Rose suited up for the New York Knicks. But a reunion may be on the horizon. Rose is an unrestricted free agent and the Timberwolves, though they don't have a real need at point guard, are showing interest in the Chicago native. We'll have to wait until July 1, when free agency begins, to see what happens. See what special guest Nick Friedell, Bulls beat reporter for ESPN, had to say about the topic on SportsTalk Live in the video above.
In team sports, there's a defensive strategy that's been in play for decades, colloquially known as “anybody but him.” In baseball, teams intentionally walking Barry Bonds, lest risking the San Francisco Giants slugger beat them with the long ball.
There could be a lot of player movement in the 2017 NBA offseason, and not just in free agency. Among the most notable trade candidates are Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Jimmy Butler. The three All-Stars were involved in rumors at the trade deadline, and there is continued speculation that they could be moved this summer.