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NBA: Former MVP Derrick Rose set to join Cavaliers

NBA: Former MVP Derrick Rose set to join Cavaliers

Free agent Derrick Rose agreed Monday to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press.

Rose, a former NBA most valuable player who has battled knee injuries, will get a one-year contract at the veteran’s minimum of $2.1 million, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the agreement.

Rose, 28, played for the New York Knicks last season, averaging 18 points and 4.4 assists. His role with the Cavaliers is still to be determined. He could be used as a backup or start depending on what the team does with All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, who recently asked to be...

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