The Bernstein Brief: Hard Pass On Derrick Rose Return To Bulls


Rose has met with several teams over the past three weeks, including the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers.

Cleveland struggled to fill the backup role last season after allowing Matthew Dellavedova to leave as a free agent following the 2016 championship.

According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the Cavaliers and Derrick Rose are "in serious talks" on a one-year-deal. He even tore his ACL in his left knee in 2012 NBA Playoffs that needed surgery. They weren't able to work out trades for either Paul George or Jimmy Butler this summer - which would've involved shipping off Love - and limited cap space have prevented them from signing any free agents of significant effect so far. The former league MVP is only 28 years old.

Cleveland has salary cap issues and is limited in what it can offer Rose, who made $21.3 million while playing in 64 games for the New York Knicks last season.

Derrick Rose may soon be an ex-Knick. In 24 games last season with the Grizzlies he averaged 5.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. The Cavaliers, amidst a lackluster off season, are hoping to reverse the recent negativity and give Rose another chance.

"The Cavs are believed to be offering Rose a minimum contract for $2.1 million for the upcoming seasons to play with Kyrie Irving in the team's backcourt". He is averaging 19.5 points and 6.0 assists for his career. The Cavaliers had Deron Williams down the stretch in the regular season as a reserve point guard and he played well but flamed out in the Finals. Perry said Monday he would like to add a point guard.