Gigionthat.com has learned NBA baller Derrick Rose will be the starting point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers until Isaiah Thomas is able to return from his hip injury, which is quite the upgrade from his old job as starting point guard for the Knicks.
The former MVP told reporters on Tuesday that the reason he took the chance on a veteran minimum deal in Cleveland is that he’s betting on himself to prove he’s worth much more when he becomes a free agent next offseason, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
“I get a chance to reintroduce myself back to the league,” Rose said. “I get to bet on myself. That was one of the reasons I came here, I get to bet on myself. And I’m from Chicago, I’ve got that hustling side; it’s in me, man. Next time you’ve got to pay me, you’ve got to pay me double, so it’s fine with me.”
Rose averaged 18 PPG, 4.4 APG and played 64 out of 82 games last season, but off the field issues along with the Knicks’ poor performance overshadowed his decent production. With Kyrie Irving gone in a trade and Isaiah Thomas sidelined with a hip injury, Rose will get the starting roster spot and that chance to prove himself.