If the Cleveland Cavaliers do indeed trade disgruntled star Kyrie Irving, they’ll at least have a backup option at point guard this season.

Former league MVP Derrick Rose has agreed to join the Cavaliers, according to Yahoo Sports reports:

Rose is the 2010-11 NBA MVP, a three-time All-Star and former All-NBA team member. He was gone through a variety of injuries over his tenure, including tearing his ACL and his meniscus multiple times.

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He should provide bench depth immediately, filling Deron Williams’ position last season. Rose is a high-impact scorer and at his peak one of the more electric guards in the NBA.

He shot a remarkable 47 percent from the field last season, averaging a respectable 18 points per game and four assists.

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