The Money’s Good

Rose’s expiring contract makes him appealing to all kind of teams. It’s why Jackson took a flyer on him. The former MVP had a salary of $21.3 million for the 2016-17 season, and he’s already been paid more than half.

With the salary cap jumping another $9 million again this summer NBA GMs aren’t looking to take on long term contracts. The 28-year-old has the perfect deal for a contender in need of a short-term fix at the backup point guard position or one of the many desperate Eastern Conference teams jostling for playoff position.

Potential Carmelo Anthony trade partners the Cleveland Cavaliers (if he’s willing to accept a backup role) and the Los Angeles Clippers (as Chris Paul injury insurance) could both use him.