Derrick Rose meeting with Cavs amid Kyrie Irving trade request



Derrick Rose is in Ohio Monday for a meeting with the Cavaliers, who have reportedly been in “serious talks” with the former Knick and NBA MVP on a one-year, $2.1 million minimum deal, according to ESPN.


Rose also met with the Lakers on Friday, but the free agent reportedly prefers to join LeBron James and a contending team, even if fellow point guard Kyrie Irving sees his recent Cavs trade request fulfilled.


Irving has listed the Knicks as a preferred destination, along with San Antonio, Miami and Minnesota, per ESPN. The Cavs have received multiple proposals for the high-scoring All-Star, but a deal is reportedly not yet in the works.


Irving, who averaged a career-high 25.2 points and 5.8 assists last season, has three years and $60 millon remaining on his contract, along with a 15% trade kicker.

Back page of the New York Daily News for July 22, 2017.

Back page of the New York Daily News for July 22, 2017.

(New York Daily News)


Rose, 28, averaged 18.0 points and 4.4 assists in 64 games with the Knicks last season before undergoing surgery in April to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He was acquired by now-former Knicks president Phil Jackson in a blockbuster trade with Chicago last summer.


The Daily News has reported that Rose’s return to New York is unlikely, according to sources.


The Knicks this month re-signed point guard Ron Baker to a two-year deal after drafting 18-year-old point guard Frank Ntilikina with the eighth overall pick.

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