Derrick Rose, Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly discussing one-year deal

However, the Cavs would give Rose an opportunity to play for a real contender – something he hasn’t been able to do since his NBA MVP season.Cleveland’s offseason moves so far consisted of signing free agents Jeff Green and Jose Calderon, re-signing Kyle Korver and signing Turkish forward Cedi Osman to a three-year contract. However, they haven’t signed anyone yet, and options are starting to dwindle.Rose, 28, spent last season with the Knicks after being acquired in a trade with the Chicago Bulls. Rose is not much of an assist man but if he were to buy into the Cavs system he could turn his career around. He has had injuries to both knees, including ACL surgery in May of 2012, which caused him to miss the entire 2012-13 season. His stats weren’t terrible in his one season in NY, but he played very poorly defensively and struggled to shoot the ball for most of the season. Rose may be a shadow of what he once was, but a shadow of an athletic phenom and MVP is still better than most can ever achieve. Lonzo Ball can’t play every minute at point guard, and Rose would fill in the rest.Free agent point guard Derrick Rose is scheduled to meet with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.As previously noted, Bulls fans would likely welcome back a familiar face in such a confusing time for the team.For his career, he’s a 30 percent shooter from distance.But the Lakers can offer more money.Salary-cap issues limit what Cleveland can offer Rose, who made $21.3 million while playing in 64 games for the New York Knicks last season. For Rose, that pact would be for five years and almost $150 million.Rose’s fit with the Lakers is a little concerning and comes with a territory. He also hit the most important shot in team history – a 3-pointer late in Game 7 of the 2016 Finals to beat the Warriors and claim for the franchise its first championship.