NBA: Derrick Rose reuniting with coach Tom Thibodeau, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson in Minnesota

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(CNN Philippines) — Former NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Derrick Rose will join the Minnesota Timberwolves for the rest of the season.

With Rose in Minnesota, he reunites with former coach Tom Thibodeau and teammates Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson.

The four were formerly part of the Chicago Bulls.

Under Thibodeau, Rose became the league's youngest ever NBA MVP in the 2010-11 season after averaging 25.0 points and 7.7 assists while leading the Bulls to the best regular season record and the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Timberwolves pick up the former MVP after he was waived by the Utah Jazz following a blockbuster three-team trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers last February.

In his tenure with the Cavaliers, Rose registered 9.8 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 19.2 minutes of action per game.

Rose appeared in only 16 games this season, and spent time away from the Cavs for personal reasons.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are currently in a pitched battle for a playoff spot in the Western Conference, and hold a 38-28 win-loss record.