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Derrick Rose is aiming for the Sixth Man of the Year award

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One of the brightest stories of this NBA season is without a doubt the resurrection of Derrick Rose. Rose at the age of 30 is playing almost like his former self when he won the regular season MVP award back with the Chicago Bulls.

His role with the Minnesota Timberwolves is different this year becoming their main scoring option from the bench. Rose has taken the role as the Timberwolves sixth man and it seems it doing wonders for him but also his team which is on a winning track for the past couple of games.

Rose recently said he is aiming for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award.

In 21 games so far this season, Rose is averaging 19.3 points, 4.4 assists and shooting 49.4 percent from three-point and 50 percent from the field.

Rose also stressed out the importance of being vocal and trusting his teammates. His experience with the Timberwolves so far has also been a great learning process and he believes Tom Thibodeau was crucial into accustoming Rose into his new role

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“At this stage in my life and my career, that’s what I’m here for, to be able to express how I feel, express what guys want to say but don’t say it. It’s easy for me to communicate with people. They listen to me. I guess they trust me and believe in me, so I just got to have my own personal relationship with everyone on the team so that I’m the one that’s coming to them and telling them what everybody wants to tell them.”

It will be crucial for Rose to maintain his health for the majority of this season and if the Timberwolves make the playoffs, his chances of actually winning the Sixt Man of the Year award will be substantial. It's definitely good to see Rose finally showing what he is capable to do in this league. It's definitely worth noting that his game matured and he can be an important piece for a young and talented Timberwolves team.

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