Derrick Rose May Not Sign Until After All-Star Break

With just three more days of games scheduled before the NBA’s All-Star break begins, it’s increasingly possible that Derrick Rose‘s next move won’t be resolved until later this month, reports Marc Stein of The New York Times (Twitter link).

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Traded by the Cavaliers to the Jazz in the three-team deadline-day deal that saw George Hill and Rodney Hood land in Cleveland, Rose wasn’t part of Utah’s plans and was subsequently released. The former MVP cleared waivers on Monday, making him an unrestricted free agent.

According to various reports, the Timberwolves and Wizards are among the teams with some interest in Rose. However, as Stein notes, the 29-year-old may not find a new NBA home until teams resume practicing following the All-Star break. That makes sense, particularly for clubs with luxury-tax concerns. For instance, signing Rose now instead of waiting until after the break would put the Wizards on the hook for nine extra days of salary and taxes, and they’d only get one extra game out of the veteran.

If the Wizards – who have also been linked to guards like Ty Lawson and Ramon Sessions – go in another direction and Tom Thibodeau opts to pass on a reunion with Rose in Minnesota, it’s not clear where the former No. 1 overall pick might land. League sources tell Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net that several teams have heard from Rose’s agent in recent days, but have opted to pass on signing him.

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10 thoughts on “Derrick Rose May Not Sign Until After All-Star Break

  1. 1988wasalongtimeago

    Why doesn’t Nate Robinson have a contract? Dude is only 33.

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  2. Spyglass1

    It was awkward watching him on the Cavs. It’s Like he mentally checked out years go

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    • moazetongue

      Yes. It was painful to watch any of his interviews. Over the past handful of years I’ve never seen anyone so depressed. He was fortunate the fo and players allowed him to just take time off from work.

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  3. Boston2AZ

    Good idea, Derrick. No need to rush it. Question – what’s the over/under on how long before he needs another sabbatical or, alternatively, before he’s hurt again?

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    • sirgant

      Not necessary. Rose was once a great player. His series of injuries and not being able to adjust mentally to not being a star has affected him. No need for personal attacks.

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      • Djones246890

        Agreed. It’s not easy to go from prince to pauper. Granted, he still has a ton of money, but money can’t buy internal happiness.

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  4. GuruGray

    The fact that it’s HIS agent calling teams and not the other way around pretty much sums it up

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  5. How would a Westbrook/ Rose backcourt look in transition and pace ? Am I reaching ?

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