According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Clippers will meet with former NBA MVP Derrick Rose on Wednesday. Rose most recently played for the New York Knicks, and would join the Clippers as a backup guard.
Free agent guard Derrick Rose will meet with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2017
Rose was reportedly seeking a large free agent contract this summer, but a fickle point guard market has found the oft-injured former MVP still looking for a team. After being one of the best young stars in the league, a series of injuries have relegated Rose to a merely solid scoring guard, last year averaging 18 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.8 rebounds a game. He’s a miserable three-point shooter, at 30% for his career and 22% last season, and his never-stellar defensive capabilities were eliminated over the course of several season-ending injuries.
There’s an undeniable upside to a scorer of Rose’s caliber—even post-injury—in your rotation. But when all things are considered, there are safer avenues to explore in the backup point guard market.