Derrick Rose was one of the players jettisoned by the Cleveland Cavaliers this past week when he was traded to the Utah Jazz. Utah then waived the veteran guard. Now, another team is reportedly thinking of kicking the tires on Rose, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Wojnarowski reports the Washington Wizards are expected to “survey the possibility of signing Derrick Rose,” per league sources. As reasoning for this, he notes that John Wall still has several more weeks of rehab following knee surgery.
Rose appeared in 16 games for the Cavaliers this year, averaging 9.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He also took some time away from the game to evaluate his career, and it’s clear the end is near for the one-time superstar.
Still, for a team like Washington that is desperate for some extra production while its star heals up, perhaps Rose still has just enough left in the tank to make a positive difference. Washington is currently the No. 4 seed in the east with a record of 31-24. The Wizards have lost their last two games and are 6-4 in their last 10.