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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.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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