Rose supplied 20 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four assists and one rebound across 22 minutes in the Timberwolves' 141-130 loss to the Kings on Wednesday. Rose's scoring total led the second unit and checked in second only to Andrew Wiggins' on the night for the T-Wolves. The 10-year veteran remains heavily involved in the offense despite his bench role, as he's put up double-digit shot attempts in five of six December contests. Having eclipsed 20 points in three of those games, Rose is averaging a solid 16.8 points on 47.3 shooting (including 41.7 percent from three-point range) across 29.0 minutes thus far in the current month.
Rose supplied 21 points (8-18 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks across 34 minutes in the Timberwolves' 116-108 loss to the Warriors on Monday. Rose led the second unit in scoring while checking in behind only Karl-Anthony Towns in that category for the T-Wolves on the night. The veteran point guard continues to enjoy a robust role on the second unit, and he's now hit double digits in the scoring column in 14 of his last 15 games. Factoring in Monday's production, Rose sports his best scoring average (18.4 points per game) since the 2011-12 season, while his 48.8 percent shooting (including a career-high 47.6 percent from three-point range) is just a tenth of a point shy of equaling his high-water mark in that category.
Rose finished with 18 points (9-25 FG, 0-1 3Pt), nine assists, three rebounds, three steals, and one block in 37 minutes during Saturday's 113-105 loss to Portland. Rose moved into the starting lineup Saturday, replacing the injured Robert Covington (knee). As he has done all season, Rose was excellent filling in despite some poor shooting. He led all players with nine assists as well as racking up a combined four defensive stats. Whether starting or coming off the bench, Rose deserves a roster spot in all formats.
Rose will start in place of the injured Robert Covington (knee) on Saturday. Outside of a dud Monday night against the Rockets, Rose has been quite good over the last 10 games, averaging 17.2 points over 28 minutes per game while sustaining a 56.9 shooting percentage.
Rose scored 16 points with three assists in 26 minutes in Wednesday's win over Charlotte. Rose took just four shots and did not score in 25 minutes in Monday's win over Houston, so it was a nice bounceback effort. The Rockets frequently double-teamed Rose which opened up shots for other players, but Charlotte did not take a similar strategy, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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