Derrick Rose needs a new job. Again.
Before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, a three-team trade would see him move from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Utah Jazz. But that’s not all. Today, the Jazz waived him.
Jazz Waive Derrick Rose pic.twitter.com/2eKPysI85G
— Utah Jazz PR (@UtahJazzPR) February 10, 2018
That’s not a surprise at all, of course. He’s not going to help the Jazz this season. Right now Utah is 27-28 and have won eight in a row. There’s no reason to disrupt that. But all is not lost. It turns out that there are multiple teams interested in his services. Per Adrian Wojnarowski:
“One team expected to survey the possibility of signing Derrick Rose, league sources tell ESPN: The Washington Wizards. John Wall still has several more weeks of rehab following knee surgery.”
On the season, the former MVP is averaging 9.8 points and 1.6 assists. It’s his worst season to date. Of course, injuries and other things would limit Rose to just 16 games in Cleveland. But this isn’t the player of old. Perhaps he serves a purpose off the bench, but it’s not wise to give him too many meaningful minutes these days.
There’s no shame in that. It’s just a tough pill to swallow. But injuries would take the best days away from Rose, and now he finds himself here.