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Derrick Rose | Guard | #1

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Memphis
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (1) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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

Derrick Rose and the Bucks are in "discussions to schedule a meeting" as early as this weekend, according to Chris Haynes of

When the date is set, the meeting is expected to be in Los Angeles. Rose and the Bucks have already met once, and this report adds that the toughest obstacle is compensation for Rose. The Bucks are already over the tax, so the most they could offer right now would be $5.2 million for the upcoming season.
Jul 13 - 9:29 PM

The Mavs are "not in the market" for Derrick Rose, according to Eddie Sefko of Dallas News.

And that rumor from earlier this hour gets shut down, which is hardly a surprise. The Mavs are clearly going to turn it over to Dennis Smith Jr. at point guard, so the Mavs going after Rose would be a shocker. Rose is likely going to wind up on a team missing out on the first- and second-tier point guards in free agency.
Source: Sports Day
Jul 6 - 5:46 PM

The Mavs have emerged as a "serious contender" for Derrick Rose, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

It's a fairly common practice for this type of report to come out this time of year. However, it would be a mild surprise to see the Mavs bring in Rose after owner Mark Cuban said this is the beginning of the Dennis Smith Jr. era. Expect a few more Rose rumors.
Jul 6 - 5:18 PM

Derrick Rose will meet with the Clippers on Wednesday according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The point guard market is drying up, so Rose is now one of the best available. The Bucks are still considered the favorites to sign the former MVP, but they would have to shed some contracts first. The Clippers do have a quality point guard in Patrick Beverley, but he's only on the books for one more season. Rose was able to stay on the floor for most of the 2016-17 season on his way to averages of 18.0 points, 4.4 assists and 2.2 turnovers per game, but he suffered a torn left meniscus in April and was given a timetable of 3-6 weeks. He's just a late-round option regardless of where he lands because his upside in fantasy isn't great due to a lack of 3-pointers and steals.
Jul 4 - 8:48 PM

Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times is reporting that Derrick Rose "wants to be in Milwaukee," but that the Bucks will have to make a trade to accommodate him.

One of the draws for Rose is that Milwaukee is close to his hometown of Chicago. However, it's an odd fit from a Bucks perspective. Milwaukee's starting point guard, Malcolm Brogdon, just won the NBA's Rookie of the Year Award and they also have Matthew Dellavedova under contract for three more years at $28.8 million. They may try to move Delly to clear up cap space and playing time for Rose.
Jul 4 - 10:42 AM

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All Positions
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Derrick Rose
3Jose Calderon
4Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Kyle Korver
3Iman Shumpert
SF1LeBron James
2Jeff Green
3Richard Jefferson
4Cedi Osman
PF1Kevin Love
2Jae Crowder
C1Tristan Thompson
2Channing Frye
3Walter Tavares
4Kendrick Perkins
5Ante Zizic