Derrick Rose, Cavaliers In 'Serious' Contract Talks

Jul 21, 2017, 00:23
Derrick Rose, Cavaliers In 'Serious' Contract Talks

Neither of which would move the dial much, especially not against competition like the Golden State Warriors.

This news comes shortly after reports that Derrick Rose has been in serious discussion with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The idea of the Cavaliers adding Rose on a team-friendly deal to pair him with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love makes sense. It wasn't all that long ago that Rose was an MVP with the Chicago Bulls.

The Lakers plan to meet with veteran guard Derrick Rose on Thursday, according to league sources familiar with the situation.

The former No. 1 draft pick played seven seasons for the Bulls before being traded to the New York Knicks in 2016. He showed that he could still play in the National Basketball Association, getting to the rim and finishing. He averaged 25 points per game and almost 8 assists per contest. Being compared to this star caliber player is phenomenal and it shows that he can still get to the paint with his speed.

Rose was traded last summer from the Bulls to the Knicks, where he averaged 18 points and 4.4 assists for a NY team that ended the season 30-52. Rose shot 47.1 percent, which was his best shooting percentage since his 2009-10 sophomore campaign with the Bulls.

Rose missed the entire 2012-2013 season recovering from knee surgery.

Rose's career has been scarred by injury to the extent that he said in March he expects only a short-term deal in free agency.