Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, whom the Utah Jazz acquired as part of a three-way trade on Thursday, was released by the team Saturday.
The Washington Wizards are one team expected to survey the possibility of signing Rose, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Wizards’ John Wall still has several more weeks of rehab following knee surgery.
The 29-year-old Rose, who was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to Utah in a deal that also involved the Sacramento Kings, prior to the NBA trading deadline on Thursday, is averaging 9.8 points and 1.6 assists this season.
He struggled to find his way in his only season with the Cavaliers, appearing in just 16 games while battling injuries and inconsistency.
Sources: Clippers Prepared to Offer Tobias Harris, 12th or 13th Pick for Kawhi Leonard
It’s also unclear if the Spurs would be willing to trade [Kawhi] Leonard to the Lakers or any other team. If they are, other teams might have more significant assets to offer, especially given that the Lakers do not have a lottery pick this year. They will select 25th in next week’s draft, a pick they got in a trade with Cleveland.
The Clippers have more to offer than the Lakers. They would be willing to create a package with forward Tobias Harris and the 12th or 13th pick in this year’s draft, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly.