Rose, Cavaliers meet to discuss one-year deal

Free agent point guard Derrick Rose and the Cleveland Cavaliers were scheduled to meet Monday in Ohio to discuss a possible deal. 

Rose has been engaged in serious discussions on a one-year, $2.1 million minimum deal with the Cavaliers, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. 

 

Rose is meeting with new Cavs general manager Koby Altman and other officials on Monday, according to Cleveland.com. He met with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday but has been leaning toward the Cavaliers, league sources told ESPN. 

A source close to Rose told Cleveland.com last week that the 2011 NBA MVP likes Cleveland because of the opportunity to reach the NBA Finals next season. 

 

Rose would be paired with LeBron James as a potential replacement for Kyrie Irving, who asked the Cavaliers to trade him during a recent meeting with team owner Dan Gilbert. 

Irving, 25, reportedly no longer wishes to play alongside James after being teammates with the superstar for three seasons and would like to join a team where he could be more of a focal point. 

 

The Cavaliers have been getting multiple trade calls and offers for Irving in recent days but do not yet have traction on a possible deal, ESPN reported Monday.

 

Rose, 28, averaged 18 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists on 47 percent shooting in 64 games for the New York Knicks last season. He was acquired in a trade with the Chicago Bulls, but the 2016-17 season ended in another injury as Rose hit free agency for the first time. 

Rose had season-ending knee surgery in April but has recovered and expects only a short-term deal in free agency. 

 
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