Late Friday night, the Washington Wizards inked their four-time All-Star guard to a four-year, $170 million super maximum contract extension that will run through 2023.
It’s huge news for many reasons; obviously, the amount being the first, but it also locks up Wall for six seasons and with the Wizards seemingly on the cusp of contending with the likes of the Cavaliers, this could propel Washington into the “Kings of the East” conversation for some time.
But that was all overshadowed come Monday morning.
— The Vertical (@TheVertical) July 22, 2017
After over three weeks of being a free agent, a former Rookie of the Year and league MVP has found an unlikely home.
Derrick Rose, who was reported to have met with both the Lakers and Cavaliers over the past week, did officially meet with Cleveland Monday morning.
Sources: Derrick Rose, Cleveland Cavaliers meeting today to discuss deal. Story: https://t.co/opYRoCzOoM
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 24, 2017
Rose and newly-promoted general manager Koby Altman discussed a deal that would land the former Chicago Bull in Cleveland.
According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Rose passed his physical and agreed to a one-year deal with the reigning Eastern Conference champions.
Derrick Rose has committed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and completed his physical exam today, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 24, 2017
Rose is coming off a knee surgery after tearing his meniscus in his left knee in April.
Which could be one of the reasons for the financial aspect of the contract.