Free agent point guard Derrick Rose has agreed to sign a one-year deal worth $2.1 million with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. The move adds depth at the point guard position to a Cleveland team looking to possibly replace Kyrie Irving after he requested a trade last week.
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
Rose landed with the Knicks after the Chicago Bulls shipped him out of town last June. He averaged 18.0 points on a solid 47.1 percent shooting from the field, however, he also converted a career-low 21.7 percent of his threes and proved to be a sieve on defense.
“He just wants to focus on winning basketball games,” said Rose’s agent B.J. Armstrong to Haynes when asked why he picked Cleveland.
Rose suffered a minor torn meniscus last season and his new contract is a severe drop from the $21.3 million he collected from the Knicks.