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It's been a long fall for Derrick Rose.

This man was once one of the best players in the NBA with the brightest future imaginable. He was the youngest MVP in history before injuries derailed his career. It hasn't been a trainwreck despite all these obstacles as Rose is just on a different track.  

Rose has officially thrown the gauntlet down and is aiming to win Sixth Man of the Year.

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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