Derrick Rose has found a new home. The 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player will soon be playing alongside LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers when the league resumes for its 2017-18 NBA season this October.

D-Rose commits to the Cavaliers

League sources told The Vertical that the 28-year old free agent has committed to sign with the Cavaliers. The 6’3” point guard who last played for the New York Knicks is scheduled to meet with the Cleveland front office led by the new Cavs general manager Koby Altman to discuss the terms of his contract.

Sources close to the negotiation said that Rose is set to sign his contract early Tuesday.

What’s surprising about this turn of event is the fact that Rose is said to have committed to a one-year, veteran’s minimum salary of $2.1 million, according to ESPN.

Last Thursday, Rose met with the Los Angeles Lakers management for almost three hours as the rebuilding Lakers tried to lure him into signing, citing more playing time and money compared to other NBA teams. The Lakers were hoping to have Rose guide rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, this year’s No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft.

In his only season with the New York Knicks, Rose averaged 18.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 64 games. His season ended after tearing the meniscus in his left knee, resulting in his fourth knee surgery.

One of the first to welcome Rose was four-time NBA MVP LeBron James. This is a welcome development for the Cavaliers considering that Kyrie Irving is a few steps closer to being traded.

Rose is expected to fill Kyrie’s shoes.

LeBron pushing hard for Kyrie Irving trade

Reports said that Rose has already spoken with James, who welcomed him with open arms on Monday. Yet, even if D-Rose will be coming off an injury, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com said that he could instantly become the starting point guard of the team.

According to Verdon, Rose was “looking [for] a potential starting spot in the same lineup with LeBron James, now that Irving has asked for a trade and James is eager to see him off.”

ESPN earlier reported that the real reason behind Kyrie’s intention to leave the Cavaliers is to move away from the shadow of LeBron James, comparing the duo to Batman and Robin. No one can blame Kyrie for feeling that way – he was supposed to be the centerpiece of the Cleveland Cavaliers when he signed a five-year extension in 2014 before King James decided to come back home to Cleveland.

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