Rose met with newly named general manager Koby Altman and other Cavs officials on Monday, just three days after meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers. He passed medical exams with Cavs doctors, Cleveland.com reported.
Rose, 28, averaged 18 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists on 47 percent shooting from the field in 64 games for the New York Knicks last season. He was acquired in a trade with the Chicago Bulls, but the 2016-17 season ended in another injury as Rose hit free agency for the first time.
Rose had season-ending knee surgery in April but has recovered and settled for a short-term deal in free agency.
–LeBron James denied a report that he is “eager” to see Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kyrie Irving traded after the point guard reportedly asked the team for a trade last week.
James, on his Twitter account, re-tweeted two posts from SLAM Magazine’s Twitter account with the headlines “LeBron James is reportedly ‘eager’ for Cleveland to trade Kyrie Irving” and “LBJ is extremely unhappy with Kyrie’s trade request.”
On both tweets, James commented “#NoFacts people! Boooo!! Get another source” while adding “#EnjoyingMySummer #YouDoTheSame.”
–The Golden State Warriors re-signed free agents Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, Zaza Pachulia and David West, making official what had been reported over the past several weeks.
The Warriors did not disclose details of the agreements, but the terms were reported by various media outlets.
Curry agreed to a five-year, $201 million super-max deal shortly after the NBA’s free agency period began. Durant agreed to a two-year deal worth approximately $53 million. Iguodala reached agreement on a three-year, $48 million contract, Pachulia agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract, Livingston signed a three-year $24 million deal, and West signed a one-year contract.
— Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green faces a lawsuit that alleges “assault, battery and related claims based on his alleged acts of violence against a young man and woman.”
The plan to file a lawsuit was made public in a press release on Monday from Lisa Bloom, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs. She also claims Green made “misleading statements” about the suit. She said she would be filing the lawsuit Tuesday.
The lawyer did not indicate when the incident occurred or whether anyone was arrested.
–Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight sustained a torn ACL in his left knee that will require surgery, and he is expected to miss the entire 2017-18 season.
The injury occurred last week while Knight was playing in South Florida. Following an examination by head team physician Dr. Tom Carter, it was determined that surgery was necessary,
A timetable for his return will be determined at a later date.
–The Brooklyn Nets acquired swingman Allen Crabbe from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for forward Andrew Nicholson.
Crabbe averaged a career-best 10.7 points last season, his fourth with Portland since he was drafted in the second round by Cleveland in 2013.
The 6-foot-9 Nicholson was acquired by the Nets from Washington during last season. He averaged 3.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 10 games with Brooklyn and 2.5 points in 28 games with the Wizards.
–The Toronto Raptors signed guard Lorenzo Brown to a two-way contract.
Brown, 26, averaged 3.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 63 career NBA games with the Philadelphia 76ers (2013-14), Minnesota Timberwolves (2014-15) and Phoenix Suns (2015-16).
Brown was selected 52nd overall in the 2013 draft by Minnesota.
–The Orlando Magic signed second-round draft pick Wesley Iwundu.
The 6-foot-7 Iwundu, who was the 33rd overall selection in the 2017 draft, averaged 13.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists at Kansas State last season.
He was selected to the All-Big 12 third team by the coaches in both his junior and senior seasons.