Rose has officially thrown the gauntlet down and is aiming to win Sixth Man of the Year.
Derrick Rose just put the #NBA on notice in his goal to win the 2018-19 NBA 6th Man of the Year Award — The Duel (@TheDuelSports) October 30, 2018
Latest #NBA 6th Man of the Year Odds via @FDSportsbook
J.J. Reddick ➕4⃣3⃣0⃣
Julius Randle ➕5⃣0⃣0⃣
Lou Williams ➕5⃣0⃣0⃣
Derrick Rose ➕3⃣4⃣0⃣0⃣https://t.co/PU8uswdnIa
For a team that desperately needs offense from the second unit, he's far from a bad option, though his odds have dropped to +2300 at this point.
Rose has had somewhat of a revival in Minnesota. Despite coming off the bench, he's still averaging nearly 30 minutes per game and is averaging 14.3 points per game, the highest since he was a Knick back in the 2016-2017 season. His field goal percentage of 38.5 still leaves a lot to be desired, as it's the second-lowest of his career, but at least he's finding the bottom of the net at times.
With glimpses of vintage Rose, you can certainly see why he thinks he can reach these heights. And at +2300, if he hits his goal, it will be a major payday.
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