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On Thursday, multiple reports emerged confirming that Derrick Rose, was in serious talks to join the Cleveland Cavaliers. While a deal has not yet been reached, chances are that Rose will not be suited up in the blue and orange next season. All of this comes off reports that teammate and franchise player Carmelo Anthony is also looking to get out of New York.

After being named the youngest MVP in NBA history back in 2011, Rose suffered several injuries that were detrimental to his career. His stint in New York was supposed to serve as a sort of second-coming that demonstrated to the rest of the league that the point guard still has something left in the tank. Averaging 18 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.4 assists a game last season. it appears that Rose was successful in doing so. Many New York fans were hoping that the franchise would look to re-sign him, especially after how well he played during what was a tough season for the Knicks. Yet, newly appointed President of Basketball Operations Steve Mills has indicated that the Knicks’ focus will be on developing the young talent, not keeping too many older veterans. With that being said, it makes all the sense in the world why Rose is looking to move on from New York.

Since the offseason started Rose has already met with the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks. He was rumored to be in talks with the Timberwolves, but their acquisition of Jeff Teague proved those to be rumors at best. The Cavaliers come as the latest suitor, offering Rose a little over $2 million to play alongside Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. Should he take the offer, Rose may be in a better position to make it to the finals, with the Cavs easily sitting atop the Eastern Conference. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but it seems all the more likely that the Knicks are going to let Rose slip off to another contender.

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