Northwest Notes: Rose, Nader, Schroder, Jazz

If Derrick Rose continues at his current pace, he could become just the second player ever to win Sixth Man of the Year after winning the Most Valuable Player award earlier in their career. As he prepares to return to Chicago to play the Bulls, the team with which he experienced his greatest successes, he deserves praise for his renaissance season, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes.

Injuries derailed Rose’s once seemingly surefire Hall 0f Fame career, but he has rebounded to be an impactful player of the Timberwolves‘ bench. Rose is averaging 18.5 PPG and 4.6 APG in 29.2 minutes per contest in 2018/19. Not only that, his field goal percentage (48.5%) is at its highest mark since his sophomore season and his three-point shooting (46.9%) is over 12% better than at any other point.

“The way he’s getting ready for the game as far as working out, monitoring his body, taking care of himself, he’s a totally different person,” Rose’s longtime teammate Taj Gibson said. “Every game, it’s like he’s in a new form. He’s born again. And it shows.”

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9 thoughts on “Northwest Notes: Rose, Nader, Schroder, Jazz

  1. dimitrios in la

    Tough tough journey for Rose. LOTS of heartbreak and patience involved. Wishing him the best.

  2. Bro.. did you even read the article or watch any of the games? Dennis Schröder sat Wednesday’s game and played BOTH games against the Jazz and Wolves.

    Keep up brodie…

    • x%sure

      Yes that OKC article was about the Utah game, 3 days earlier, not the Rockets game.

    • afsooner02

      Never mind….as a thunder fan I am embarrassed I didn’t know it right away. (Harden)

      • mnsports

        Is it Harden? The article states that Rose would only be the 2nd player to win 6th man after winning MVP, not the other way around I think.

      • Rewane

        Bill Walton is the other guy, winning MVP in 78 and sixth man in 86. Harden won sixth man before MVP.

  3. Andy Roth

    Domanatis Sabonis and Spencer Dinwiddie are the clear cut favorites right now and the analytics strongly back that up

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