Fantasy Slant: Derrick Rose Signs with the Cavaliers

By Vincent Frank on Tuesday, July 25th 2017
Fantasy Slant: Derrick Rose Signs with the Cavaliers

Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal at half of the mid-level exception with the three-time defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers. 

This comes mere days after All-Star Kyrie Irving shocked the NBA world by reportedly requesting a trade from the Cavaliers. 

It's a clear indication that Cleveland is intent on moving Irving in a trade sometime later in the summer. 

Rose, 28, will now likely take over for Irving as the Cavaliers' starting point guard. The former MVP is coming off a 2016-17 campaign with the New York Knicks that saw him average 18.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game while shooting at a solid 47 percent clip from the field. 

Though, the seemingly always injury-prone Rose did miss the final three weeks of the season after suffering a torn Achilles. It's just the latest in a long line if injuries that has limited the veteran to an average of less than 40 games over the past five seasons. 

Needless to say, Rose should not be relied on to be a relevant starter in standard leagues. He's really nothing more than a solid bench option. 

Though, from a DFS perspective, Rose definitely provides value. He should see more open shots with LeBron James on the court and will likely be right there with Kevin Love as the team's second scoring option behind LBJ. Rose hit on 49 percent of his two-point shots, including a 56 percent marek on uncontested attempts, last season with New York. 

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