Cavs looking to sign Derrick Rose
- Author: Carlos Nash Jul 21, 2017,
Jul 21, 2017, 0:25
Former MVP point guard Derrick Rose is in "serious" discussions to join the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Adian Wojnarowski. The deal would put Rose as Kyrie Irving's backup and place him alongside four-time MVP and three-time National Basketball Association champion LeBron James. He played 64 games last season for the Knicks, averaging 18.0 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 32.5 minutes per game. If Rose were to sign, it would be at low risk/expectations for the Cavs.More news: GOP chairman plans to call on Donald Trump Jr
Rose spent 8 seasons with the Chicago Bulls before joining the Knicks this past season. The 28-year old has seen his career shift from a narrative of one of the NBA's best young players to a story of what could have been. But now, both Jackson's and Rose's days with the Knicks are numbered. He showed that he could still play in the National Basketball Association, getting to the rim and finishing. Rose shot 47.1 percent, which was his best shooting percentage since his 2009-10 sophomore campaign with the Bulls. Towards the end of the season, he had to have yet another knee surgery on a torn meniscus. However, the knock on Rose continues to be that he's injury-prone, although if his time is limited, that may not be as much of a concern in Cleveland.