New York Knicks: Derrick Rose, Cavs Discussing One-Year Deal
Mar 22, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) dribbles up the court during the first quarter against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose is reportedly close to a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The market for Derrick Rose has been quiet thus far in free agency, and the New York Knicks are apparently out. Teams have not been enamored with signing the former league MVP, until now.

According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in negotiations with Rose on a one-year deal.

The Cavs would likely have Rose, along with newly signed guard Jose Calderon, come off the bench to backup All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. The Cavaliers struggled to find a backup for Irving last season but now could have two capable guards playing behind him. During the 2017 NBA Finals, Cavs backup point guard Deron Williams averaged only one point, 1.2 assists and 12.2 minutes per game against Golden State.

Rose spent last season with the New York Knicks after eight seasons with the Chicago Bulls. He averaged 18 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.8 rebounds in 32.5 minutes per game with New York. The possibly soon-to-be former Knick will turn 29 years old in October.

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Charles Hart

Charles is a sophomore at Pennsylvania State University from Long Island, New York, majoring in broadcast journalism.

As a member of Penn State’s CommRadio, the official radio station of the College of Communications, Charles has written various articles covering Penn State football and basketball. In addition to writing, Charles also co-hosts Empire State College, the only New York sports talkshow on campus.