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Report: Derrick Rose Tried To Get Signed By The Clippers, Spurs

Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 19: Derrick Rose #25 of the Detroit Pistons warms up before the start of the Pistons game against the Washington Wizards during a preseason game at Capital One Arena on December 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The former MVP tried to get signed by those teams before deciding on the Cavs.

Derrick Rose reportedly tried hard to get signed by a couple of Western Conference teams before deciding on Cleveland.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported this evening that the former MVP attempted to get signed by the Spurs and the Clippers.

Those two franchises passed on him, though.

From ESPN:

Rose tried hard to get top Western Conference teams to sign him -- the San Antonio Spurs, the LA Clippers -- but those teams passed. Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd had interest, but the Los Angeles Lakersand Cavaliers eventually made offers. Teams drafted point guards (Lakers, Dallas MavericksPhiladelphia 76ers), and re-signed starters (Toronto Raptors and New Orleans Pelicans) and found veterans on the market (Sacramento Kings and Minnesota Timberwolves). When his old Bulls coach, Minnesota's Tom Thibodeau, chose Jeff Teague over Rose, it felt as if the market had bottomed out on him.

With Kyrie Irving reportedly wanting out of Cleveland, the Cavs might end up being the perfect situation for Rose, who could step into a starting role next to LeBron James.