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.
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 Mavericks, Philadelphia 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.