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Derrick Rose | Guard | #1

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Memphis
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (1) / CHI
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Derrick Rose shot just 5-of-14 from the field in his Cavaliers debut vs. Boston on Tuesday, finishing with 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, one triple and two turnovers in 30 minutes.
Coming off yet another knee surgery, Rose still showed some explosion, but his shot selection was poor and his defense wasn't great either. To be fair, he's still adjusting to his new teammates and did have some positive moments as well. Rose's upside obviously isn't great and he was used off the ball a lot, so treat him like a low-end guard in 9-category leagues until Isaiah Thomas (hip) returns around the new year. Oct 17 - 10:49 PM

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Derrick Rose had 13 points, five rebounds, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 5-of-9 shooting in 27 minutes and a start on Tuesday.

With Isaiah Thomas shelved for the foreseeable future, Rose has a chance at some redemption here. He's going to be very hard to trust from a fantasy standpoint, but he's got a chip on his shoulder, is playing for a championship contender and appears to be determined to succeed. Once the stud point guards are off the board, Rose could be a sneaky late-round fantasy pick, but be prepared for his health to be an issue throughout the season.
Oct 10 - 10:19 PM

Tyronn Lue said that Derrick Rose will open the 2017-18 season as the Cavs' starting point guard while Isaiah Thomas recovers from his hip injury.

Lue also wants Rose working with the second unit, so he'll sub him out early in the first quarter in order to let him get some reps with the reserves. Rose may be able to muster up some low-end value to begin the year, but he probably won't be worth owning in most leagues once Isaiah Thomas gets back to the court in January, making him an unattractive draft day target in 12-team leagues.
Oct 9 - 3:21 PM

Derrick Rose had seven points and three assists in 15 minutes for the Cavs on Wednesday.

Rose will begin the season as the Cavs' starting PG, a job he'll keep as long as he's healthy and Isaiah Thomas (hip) is still rehabbing. Thomas is targeting a return in January, however, and Rose's own injury history makes him little more than an expendable fantasy flier. Draft him at your own risk.
Oct 4 - 9:32 PM

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue confirmed that Derrick Rose will open the season as the starting point guard.

The Cavaliers are expecting Isaiah Thomas (hip) back by January, so Rose could have a significant workload for the first half of the season. Rose is healthy after undergoing a left knee arthroscopy back in April and isn't expected to have any restrictions early on. He should have some low-end value for owners targeting points and assists, but he's not worth grabbing before the later rounds due to a lack of upside in steals and 3-pointers. He's not exactly durable either.
Sep 25 - 12:42 PM

Derrick Rose (knee) says he has no doubt that he'll be ready for the start of the 2017-18 season.

Rose underwent a left knee arthroscopy for a medial meniscus tear back in early April. He was expected to be able to resume basketball activities within 3-6 weeks after the surgery, so it's no surprise Rose is ready to roll. The Cavs point guard situation is obviously unsettled at the moment, with the Kyrie Irving trade still not finalized. If the deal is completed, and Isaiah Thomas is not ready at the start of the season, Rose would see heavy minutes early on.
Aug 29 - 12:55 PM

General manager Koby Altman said Derrick Rose is ready to be the backup point guard this season.

Of course, there are going to be the Kyrie Irving trade rumors surrounding this quote. Rose could also get some minutes at shooting guard, but it'll be an odd fit given how it's best to have more shooters around LeBron James for spacing and for kick-out treys.
Jul 26 - 4:59 PM

Derrick Rose has agreed to join the Cavaliers according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

He completed his physical exam on Monday and is expected to sign a one-year, $2.1 million minimum deal. This will give him a chance to compete for a title next to LeBron James and build his market value back up for the Summer of 2018. Assuming the Cavaliers meet Kyrie Irving's trade request, Rose will have a shot to start at PG on opening night unless they bring in a rumored target such as Eric Bledsoe. Despite averaging 18.0 points and 4.4 assists last season, his fantasy appeal is low due to a lack of 3-pointers and steals.
Jul 24 - 7:04 PM

Derrick Rose is meeting with the Cavaliers on Monday.

Rose met with the Lakers on Friday and it's worth noting that they can offer him more money, but ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Cavaliers are his top choice. The two sides are engaged in "serious discussions" on a one-year, $2.1 million minimum deal, and it sounds like a deal could be reached sooner rather than later. A move to Cleveland would make some sense for Rose, as he could revitalize his market value playing alongside LeBron James and could potentially be the starting PG if Kyrie Irving's demand for a trade is met.
Source: ESPN
Jul 24 - 9:29 AM

Derrick Rose isn't expected to decide where he will play next season until next week.

With the uncertainty surrounding Kyrie Irving and the Cavs, Rose may want to wait until that situation is resolved, as the Cavs may need a new starting point guard. The other teams Rose is reportedly considering are the Lakers, Bulls and Bucks. His fantasy value will be dependent on where he lands.
Jul 22 - 10:04 AM

Derrick Rose and the Lakers had a meeting for about three hours on Thursday, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com.

The report adds that both sides feel good about it -- #WentWell, of course. Rose is expected to have more meetings this weekend with the Cavs as the toughest competition. There's a good chance Rose can play some shooting guard for both of these teams, but the Lakers will likely be offering more of a scoring opportunity.
Jul 20 - 7:49 PM

Derrick Rose and his agent could meet with the Bulls this weekend, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

Besides the fact that Rose won an MVP with the Bulls, this doesn't really make much sense. The Bulls are in a full rebuild and they already have three point guards who can't hit treys, so adding another would be a head-scratching move. Expect Rose to sign with the Cavs or Lakers this weekend.
Jul 20 - 3:23 PM

The Lakers will meet with free agent PG Derrick Rose on Thursday.

The Cavaliers have reportedly offered Rose a one-year deal worth anywhere from $2.1 to $2.5 million, while the Lakers can offer a $4.3M exception. It's no secret that they want to bring in a veteran to mentor Lonzo Ball, and ESPN's Ramona Shelburne said the Lakers believe "they can offer more playing time in a better environment after his tumultuous year in New York." While no deal is imminent, it seems like the Cavaliers and the Lakers are the frontrunners to sign Rose, while the Bucks are fading from view.
Jul 20 - 1:49 PM

Derrick Rose is in "serious talks" with the Cavaliers on a one-year deal according to ESPN.

Rose is the top free agent PG left on the market, but he's drawn very little interest so far. The Bucks were considered a potential suitor last week, but the two sides weren't able to schedule a meeting for reasons unknown. Rose would be an odd fit in Cleveland because they already have Kyrie Irving, but it's at least worth noting that Irving excels off the ball. In order to join the Cavs, Rose would have to take a discount because they can only offer a portion of the taxpayer midlevel exception (up to $2.5 million) or a veteran's minimum deal according to Jeff Zilgitt of USA Today.

Derrick Rose and the Bucks still haven't scheduled a meeting.

The meeting was supposed to happen this weekend, so it's not clear why it didn't go through. Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today said there's still mutual interest between the two sides, but maybe Rose is waiting for them to shed a contract or two so they can offer more money -- they are already over the tax and can only offer $5.2 million for next season. Hopefully we'll have some clarity by the end of the day.
Jul 16 - 12:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Derrick Rose
3Jose Calderon
SG1Dwyane Wade
2J.R. Smith
3Kyle Korver
4Iman Shumpert
SF1LeBron James
2Cedi Osman
PF1Jae Crowder
2Jeff Green
C1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Channing Frye
4Ante Zizic