After one season with the New York Knicks, point guard Derrick Rose is ready to compete for a championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The former MVP has had a rough time in recent years after tearing his ACL in 2012. It was announced Monday morning that the two sides had set up a face-to-face meeting.
Shams Charaina of Yahoo Sports was first with the report.
Derrick Rose has committed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and completed his physical exam today, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 24, 2017
Just moments later, the details of the deal emerged, via Chris Haynes of ESPN:
Free agent Derrick Rose has reached an agreement on a one-year, $2.1 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources tell ESPN.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 24, 2017
In an attempt at boosting his current market value, Rose is expected to sign a one-year contract with the 2016 champions.
The franchise’s relationship with point guard Kyrie Irving has taken a toll in recent weeks after he requested a trade.
It’s still unclear if this move has anything to do with Irving, but Rose could very well end up starting in Cleveland.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have found their safety net at point guard.
Derrick Rose has found one last chance to salvage his career and win a championship.