Derrick Rose, Cavaliers agree to one year deal
- Updated: July 25, 2017
Derrick Rose, who spent last season with the New York Knicks agreed to a one year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Times announce.
The agreement, set at $2,1 million, will send the former MVP to the third team in his career where he will play alongside LeBron James.
The Cavaliers’ point guard position became unclear after their star, Kyrie Irving, requested a trade last week and this might be a shot for the 28 year old veteran to start for the former NBA champions if Cleveland and Irving decide to part ways.
Irving is reportedly longing to break loose of being the second piece on his team, behind James and is looking to be traded to an organization where he could have the spotlight.
The Knicks were one of the teams Kyrie expressed his interest in and a blockbuster trade that involved Carmelo Anthony being shipped to Houston surfaced the news outlets.
Rose, on the other hand had a decent year with New York but was filled with plenty of drama, including his trial from the start of the season and his disappearance act several months later.
He appeared in 64 games and averaged 18 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds.