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According to The Vertical's Shams Charania
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MMOGO NBA LIVE Mobile - The Cavs' offseason has been, to use Kyrie Irving's word, "peculiar." While the rival Warriors reloaded by re-signing Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant and possibly improved by adding a few key role players (Nick Young, Omri Casspi and rookie Jordan Bell), the Cavs parted ways with general manager David Griffin and NBA Live Mobile Coins vice president of basketball operations Trent Redden and made few moves on the free-agent market (retaining Kyle Korver and adding Jose Calderon and Jeff Green). Failing to improve a roster better equipped to handle Golden State has left LeBron James "frustrated" and "concerned."

And that was before all of the drama surrounding Irving's trade request. In need of a positive mark on the offseason report card, the Cavs have signed Derrick Rose to a one-year, veteran's minimum deal, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. But should potentially adding the former MVP make James feel any better about his team heading into the 2017-18 season? Let's assume Irving will remain on the Cavs (for now) and take a look at why Rose joining the team could be interpreted as a wise move for Cleveland — or a complete waste of the limited money the franchise is able to spend.Why signing Derrick Rose makes sense for the CavsGetting Rose on a one-year deal on a minimum salary is a steal. The Cavs offered the veteran's minimum, or $2.1 million for the upcoming season. (The Cavs had a portion of the taxpayer midlevel exception or veteran's minimum at their disposal.) Purely based on salary, it's worth taking a flier on him.

Rose was never going to command a max contract, but entering free agency, it wasn't unrealistic to think Rose's next contract could be, say, $10-13 million annually. The Cavs don't have many options when it comes to putting complementary pieces around James, Irving and Kevin Love. Why not get the most value out of the money left to add another offensive threat to lighten their load?MORE: Did LeBron leak Kyrie's trade request? Irving reportedly thinks soIn terms of basketball, Rose is still solid as an attacker with the ball in his hands. He finished in the top 20 among all players in terms of possessions in the pick-and-roll (7.5 per game) and scored at a rate of 0.90 points per possession in such situations, not far behind the likes of Jimmy Butler (0.91), Goran Dragic (0.93) and C.J. McCollum (0.94). Rose also averaged 10.1 points per game in the paint, tied with Russell Westbrook for the third-best mark among NBA guards behind DeMar DeRozan (10.3) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (13.1).He's not 2010-11 Derrick Rose — and he never will be again — but he did enjoy a bit of a resurgence last season with the Knicks in the scoring (18.0 points per game, highest since 2011-12) and efficiency (47.1 field-goal percentage, highest since 2009-10 and 47.7 effective field-goal percentage, highest since 2011-12) departments. Running Rose out with the second unit as a playmaker could benefit the Cavs' "Big Three" down the road, allowing them to get precious rest (particularly James, who led the league in minutes at 32 years old).Why would the Cavs sign Derrick Rose?!Let's be clear about this.

Any move the Cavs make happens with the Warriors in mind. Despite the Celtics adding Gordon Hayward in free agency, the Cavs are still kings of the Eastern Conference until LeBron says otherwise. So the real question is: Does signing Rose close the gap on Golden State?No, it doesn't. While Rose showed signs of his former self last season, his style of play doesn't improve Cleveland's chances to win a title — in fact, it hurts the Cavs in that specific matchup.Rose has never been a consistent outside shooter, but with the Knicks, he essentially eliminated the threat of a 3-point shot altogether. He averaged less than one 3-point attempt per game for the 2016-17 season and hit at a 21.7 percent rate, the worst of his career.

He shot 5 of 11 on corner 3-pointers (45.4 percent) but an abysmal 8 of 44 above the break (18.2 percent). Rose was also one of the worst Knicks players in spot-up situations, scoring 0.80 points per possession (19.7 percentile in the league).That's brutal against the Warriors. Their elite defenders wouldn't even bat an eye at Rose, and they would generously help off him to stop penetration elsewhere.Oh, Cheap NBA Live Coins and speaking of defense, Rose is not great on that end. While he possesses the physical tools to be passable defensively, he often fails to give full effort and finds himself out of position. While you can't pin all of the Knicks' defensive issues on Rose (only five teams had a worse defensive rating than New York last season), he certainly didn't help. The Knicks' defense was 5.5 points per possession worse with Rose on the floor (from 108.8 to 114.3)
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