(CBS) After reports surfaced that Magic center Dwight Howard would be open to playing along side Derrick Rose, the reigning MVP offered his thoughts on teaming up with Howard.

“Me and Dwight definitely have a relationship, especially because of adidas,” Rose said. “I know our market and the city speaks for itself, if someone was interested to come to the Chicago Bulls. Dwight, he’s a great player. Who wouldn’t want to play with him, but you never know what’s going to happen.”

Initially, Howard had left Chicago off the list of teams he’d be willing to play for, but he has since said he’d be willing to play in Chicago.

“If I could play with Derrick right now and God wanted that to happen, it will happen,” Howard told the Chicago Tribune. “It has nothing to do with me not wanting to play with Derrick Rose. I love him. That’s my brother.”

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