Could Derrick Rose's career be over?

The 2010-11 MVP is currently receiving 10-day contracts from teams out of playoff contention, or with no clear pathway to playing time.

Kahron Spearman

The once-promising career of Derrick Rose could be in its last gasps.

Multiple league sources told Bleacher Report's Ken Berger that the 2010-11 MVP has only received a couple of 10-day contract offers, from unattractive teams - one of them rumored to be the Los Angeles Clippers.

The 29-year-old's long history of knee and ankle injuries, as well as a perceived indifference damage his cause.

"The injuries and lack of enthusiasm to play hurts him," a Western Conference executive told B/R.

Everyone's holding on to him being the MVP. He knows what he can do in this league. It's just a matter of trying to find the right fit for him and his talent.

Source close to Rose
via BR

Short the most significant mid-career resurrection in NBA history, Rose will attain the ignominious distinction in becoming the first MVP winner not to be elected to the Hall of Fame. 

The idea of Rose not making it to the Hall, given he was a near sure-shot prior to tearing his ACL in 2012, is jarring. Few players in history were as explosive as Rose was just seven years ago.

Unfortunately, he now lacks the vis major athleticism that used to overwhelm opposing backcourts and has yet to develop consistent three-point range on his jumper, which could make him a star again.


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