Cleveland Cavaliers are currently negotiating contract terms with former MVP, Derrick Rose. Rose is a free agent and he last played for the New York Knicks. The point guard most likely wouldn't have a big role on the Cavaliers, especially since they would keep him sidelined to prevent him from suffering another injury. However, there is no doubt that he would be a valuable piece in the postseason, and that's when Cleveland would need him most.

Considering that signing Rose would mean the Cavaliers have to pay even higher luxury tax, the team would most likely get rid of another guard.

It seems that Iman Shumpert is one of the players who could leave Cleveland if Rose joins the Cavaliers. However, other players might be traded as well, especially if the Cavaliers find a way to unload their players' salaries to another team.

Derrick Rose would be costly

Cleveland Cavaliers can only offer up to $2.4 million to Derrick Rose, which is far from enough. However, considering that Rose most likely isn't looking to get paid a lot, he might accept the offer from the Cavaliers. The point guard received over $21.3 million in the last season with the Knicks, accepting the contract from Cleveland would mean that he's ready to take a significant pay cut.

Even though Rose is not a superstar anymore, he is worth a lot more money than the Cavaliers can offer. Other teams would most likely give him $15 million a year, or even more. Rose averaged 18.0 points and 4.4 assists per game last season and he was also very efficient, shooting 47.1 percent from the field.

However, even if the Cavaliers sign Rose, they will pay much more than $2.4 million for him. Considering they are well over luxury tax threshold, the team's tax bill is at $71.8 million right now.

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If they acquire Rose, the bill will increase to $83.4 million, meaning that the point guard would cost them over $14 million, including his salary and the tax.

Decreasing luxury tax bill

According to Amico Hoops' sources, Rose's signing would indicate that the Cavaliers are ready to trade Iman Shumpert or another player. Shumpert will receive $10.3 million next year and his salary will increase to over $11 million in 2019. By trading him for a player that's paid less money, the Cavaliers could decrease their luxury tax bill by $10 million or even more.

Considering that both Shumpert and Rose are guards, it is not hard to see why the Cavaliers would trade Shumpert if they manage to sign the former MVP.

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