In what was one of the most historic NBA trade deadlines of all time, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Derek Rose to the Utah Jazz.
Rose’s career has been a story of disappointment. Not so much due to his inability to perform on the court, but more so due to his battles with injuries ever since he won the MVP in 2009 when he averaged 19.2 points, 5.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds.
The three team-deal, which included the Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers, sent Rose to the Jazz along with Jae Crowder who was acquired in the Kyrie Irving trade.
Rose took a leave of absence from the team because he had to reconsider his future in basketball earlier in the season. Until this point, he was averaging 9.8 points and 1.6 assists per game due to injuries and the leave of absence.
The collapse of Rose may be one of the worst in sports history, as he may be the only player to ever win the MVP award and not be elected to the Hall of Fame after he retires.
The one team that has considered picking up Rose are the Washington Wizards with their all-star point guard John Wall out for an extended period of time due to injury. However, this would just be short term contract to fill in for Wall and leave him without a job when the next season approached.