Report: Bulls have no interest in Derrick Rose
Former Bulls and Knicks guard Derrick Rose is the biggest free agent name still out there. The former MVP is apparently asking for too much money, and most teams are not willing to pay that, given his history with injuries. However, some teams are ready to take a swing on Rose.
While early free agency suggested the Milwaukee Bucks were the main contenders for his signature, the situation changed. Rose did hold a meeting with the Bucks, but two teams recently emerged as serious contenders. The teams that Rose held meetings with are the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers.
However, many reports stated that the Chicago Bulls were also in play.
I'm told the Bulls have no interest in bringing Rose back, fwiw.
— Sean Highkin (@highkin) July 20, 2017
The Bulls are in rebuilding mode and signing Rose makes little to no sense.
On the other hand, the Cavs need help off the bench. With all of the criticisms in New York, Rose still averaged a solid 18.0 points and 4.4 assists per game. With that, he also shot 47.1 percent from the field, which is pretty good for a guard.
Rose, of course, enjoyed his best playing time in Chicago. After being selected first in the 2008 NBA Draft, Rose quickly rose to fame in the Bulls uniform, earning three All-Star appearances and an MVP award.
However, a torn ACL in 2012 and an injured right meniscus in 2013 derailed his career. Right now, Rose is looking to rejuvenate his legacy and be a good contributor on a good basketball team.