Despite mutual interest, Derrick Rose and the Bucks have yet to meet
In what is slowly turning to be the basketball version of a teen romance flick, Derrick Rose and the Milwaukee Bucks have yet to see each other in person despite the widely reported interest for each other. This is according to USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt, who tweeted of the news Sunday afternoon.
While there's mutual interest between the Bucks and Derrick Rose, no meeting is scheduled for now, I'm told.
— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) July 16, 2017
Rose is one of the few high-profile players left in the free agent market and the Bucks are among the most interested parties to get the point guard’s services. In fact, the Bucks have already made cap-clearing moves in anticipation of a possible team-up with Rose, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Rose, however, appears to be taking his time in considering all options. The Bucks aren’t the only team linked to Rose this summer with the L.A. Clippers also giving chase of the 2011 league MVP.
Last season, Rose had some sort of a career revival, putting up an average of 18.0 points — his best in five years — along with 4.4 assists in 64 games for the New York Knicks. Rose still hasn’t developed into a reliable and consistent three-point shooter but when healthy, his overall playmaking and creativity on offense easily compensates for his lack of game from beyond the arc.