Published: Thu, March 21, 2019
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Timberwolves Shut Down Derrick Rose for Remainder of Season

Timberwolves Shut Down Derrick Rose for Remainder of Season

With the Minnesota Timberwolves all but eliminated from playoff contention, the team looks like it's shutting down three key injured players for the rest of the campaign.

The Minnesota Timberwolves received terrible news today, as Derrick Rose, Robert Covington and Jeff Teague were all declared out for the season, according to Seth Kaplan of Fox Sports.

Rose missed the team's last four games while dealing with soreness in his right elbow. Rose, 30, averaged 18.0 points and 4.3 assists in 51 games this season.

Covington has missed the last 34 games while recovering from a right knee bone bruise, originally suffered on December 31 at New Orleans.

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose (25) will miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury.

Covington was expected back on the court at some point, but suffered a setback that requires further treatment. The Wolves are No. 10 in the West, 9 1/2 games behind the No. 8-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder.

Minnesota has a 32-39 record and is in the midst of a four-game losing streak.

The Wolves are at Charlotte on Thursday and Memphis on Saturday before facing teams now in playoff spots in eight of their nine final games.

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