Basket - NBA: Cavs finalize deal with former MVP Rose

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(FILES) This file photo taken on September 26, 2016 shows Derrick Rose during a press conference during the New York Knicks Media Day in White Plains, New YorkDerrick Rose, the youngest player to win the NBA Most Valuable Player award when he took the trophy in 2011, is talking over a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN reported on July 20, 2017. The oft-injured 28-year-old point guard would add a backcourt spark for the Cavaliers as they try to mount a tougher challenge to Golden State, which beat Cleveland in two of their three NBA Finals matchups over the past three seasons. (AFP Photo/EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ)

Basket - NBA: Cavs finalize deal with former MVP Rose

(FILES) This file photo taken on September 26, 2016 shows Derrick Rose during a press conference during the New York Knicks Media Day in White Plains, New YorkDerrick Rose, the youngest player to win the NBA Most Valuable Player award when he took the trophy in 2011, is talking over a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN reported on July 20, 2017. The oft-injured 28-year-old point guard would add a backcourt spark for the Cavaliers as they try to mount a tougher challenge to Golden State, which beat Cleveland in two of their three NBA Finals matchups over the past three seasons. (AFP Photo/EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ)

- The Cleveland Cavaliers confirmed that free agent point guard Derrick Rose, the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, had signed a one-year contract with the team. The deal was widely reported on Monday, with multiple media outlets saying Rose had agreed to the veteran minimum salary of $2.1 million. "We are very excited to be able to add a player of Derrick's caliber and experience to the team," newly named general manager Koby Altman said in a statement. "Derrick could have gone to a number of other teams, but his specific mindset, goals and total focus and commitment to winning are what resulted in him signing with the Cavaliers."


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