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Timberwolves: Rose has surgery to remove elbow bone chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal, right, drives against Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Rose in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Minneapolis.

    Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal, right, drives against Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Rose in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Minneapolis. Associated Press

  • Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Rose, left, eyes the basket as Washington Wizards' Jeff Green defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Minneapolis.

    Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Rose, left, eyes the basket as Washington Wizards' Jeff Green defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Minneapolis. Associated Press

  • Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose smiles at fans during a timeout in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Denver.

    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose smiles at fans during a timeout in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Denver. Associated Press

 
 

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose has undergone arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow.

The Timberwolves announced Saturday that Rose had the procedure done at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The Wolves previously said Rose was unlikely to play again this season. They're already eliminated from playoff contention.

Rose signed a one-year contract after joining the Wolves for the final few weeks of last season and their playoff series. When healthy, Rose has largely flourished, often playing off the ball instead of his natural point guard position. He averaged 18.0 points and 27.3 minutes in 51 games, his second-highest scoring mark since he tore his left ACL in 2012.

Rose missed 16 games earlier in the season for a variety of lower-body injuries.

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