Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose Clears Waivers and Becomes a Free Agent

D Rose is off to a new adventure.

Derrick Rose. Photo by Masatoshi Okauchi/REX/Shutterstock

The 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, Derrick Rose, has cleared his waivers after being released by Utah Jazz and became a free agent. Rose was released by Jazz on Saturday after he was sent there by Cleveland Cavaliers, alongside Jae Crowder, in a trade that helped the Cavs land Rodney Hood and George Hill.

According to the reports, some teams are interested in Rose’s services but he is still to receive an offer for the rest of the season. Washington Wizards have been previously interested in bringing Derrick Rose due to the injury of John Wall, but since then the team started looking at other options including Ty Lawson, Briante Weber, and Ramon Sessions.
Derrick Rose signed one-year, minimum deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the offseason, wanting to get back to his old form. His time with the Cavs, however, didn’t turn all that great, since the 29-year-old struggled with injuries and inconsistency. In 15 games he played for the team, he averaged 19.3 minutes, 9.8 points, 1.6 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game.

Chicago Bulls drafted Rose with the first overall pick in the 2008 draft and he went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award and lead the team to the playoff appearance. After earning his first All-Star appearance in the 2009-10 season, led the Bulls to Eastern Conference Finals in the next, while also winning the MVP award. Unfortunately, a series of knee injuries that followed derailed his career and he never managed to get back to his old MVP form.

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