How Derrick Rose has fallen.
The latest update on Rose’s free agent market comes from ESPN’s Chris Haynes, who reported that Rose and the Milwaukee Bucks are “in discussions to schedule a meeting.” This comes after a number of teams have been floated as suitors for Rose, but none of those reports has materialized into anything.
Rose’s tepid future is partly due to the point guard market, which in June looked like it would be wide open and by July had tightened considerably. But even though Rose averaged 18 points on 47 percent shooting last year, his inability to hit threes and his struggles on defense make him a relatively unattractive basketball player in the modern NBA.
The Wizards had the right to match any offer for Bogdanovic as a restricted free agent, but he became an unrestricted free agent as soon as the Wizards pulled his qualifying offer off the table.
The Nets’ cap space is currently tied up with Porter’s offer sheet, but they now know Washington has intentions of matching the deal and can move on. That’s important, because now Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is a free agent. After the Pistons traded for Avery Bradley earlier this morning, they renounced Caldwell-Pope’s rights as a restricted free agent.
During the regular season, Keith Smart of Real GM reported that the Nets would make Caldwell-Pope and Porter their top two targets in free agency.
The Nets have been notorious for tendering offer sheets to unrestricted free agents over the last few years, but haven’t had success in the past. Now, with Caldwell-Pope on the open Cheap NBA Jerseys market without any barriers in the way, the Nets can go after their guy.
The Nets could have a backcourt of D’Angelo Russell and Caldwell-Pope Cheap NFL Jerseys From China together, which is a much better spot than they were in just four or five months ago — let alone last year.