LA Lakers, Derrick Rose Have Free-Agent Meeting

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Additionally, Derrick Rose averaged 18 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 4.4 assists during the 2016-17 National Basketball Association season.

Free agent point guard Derrick Rose is scheduled to meet with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

Rose, the former NBA Most Valuable Player in 2011 for the Chicago Bulls, had struggled in the recent years due to significant injuries and off-court troubles.

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Specifically, his presence in the paint was astonishing last season as he averaged a career high 10 points-per-game in the paint.

Rose has drawn interest this offseason from Minnesota, Milwaukee and the Clippers.

It is a bit odd to see that the Lakers have an interest in Rose. The Bucks already had three point guards on their roster, but clearly adding Rose to the mix could help a young contending team get better as well. He'd have a better chance to contend for a title in Cleveland, though he is likely looking for an opportunity to get as much playing time as possible. Apart from re-signing their own, the only outside moves that the Cavs have made is inking Jose Calderon and Jeff Green. Still, the team ultimately fell to the star power of the Golden State Warriors, 4-1 in the 2017 NBA Finals.

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Rose, 28, is one of the top remaining free agents on the open market.

The Daily News reported earlier this month that a reunion between the Knicks and Rose appeared to be a long shot, according to two sources.

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