Report: Derrick Rose in talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Report: Derrick Rose in talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers

There is a report Derrick Rose is in talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers are discussing a contract with former NBA MVP Derrick Rose.

"Derrick Rose is in serious talks with the Cavs on a 1-year deal, sources tell [Adrian Wojnarowski] and me," ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst tweeted on Thursday.

The team is discussing a one-year deal with Rose, said the person who spoke Thursday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks.

Cleveland is limited in what it can offer the free agent guard, whose career has been slowed by knee injuries. Rose made $21.3 million while playing in 64 games for the New York Knicks last season.

ESPN.com first reported the Cavs' interest in the 28-year-old Rose.

The Cavs signed free agent Jose Calderon last month as a backup to All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. Rose, if healthy, would be a better option than the 34-year-old Calderon. As a player for the Chicago Bulls Rose won the NBA Most Valuable Player award in 2011. The 6-foot-3 point guard averaged 18 points a game while shooting 47 percent from the field with the New York Knicks last year.

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

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