Rose will be released by the Jazz, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. Rose was just traded to the Jazz in a three-team swap with the Cavaliers and Kings, but his time will be short-lived in Utah. They've agreed to release the veteran point guard, which will allow him the opportunity to latch on with a playoff contender. No matter where he signs, Rose will likely struggle to provide much value for fantasy purposes, though he'll still be someone to monitor just in case. Rose averaged just 19.3 minutes across 16 games with the Cavaliers so far this season.
Rose was traded to the Jazz on Thursday as part of a three-team deal involving the Cavs and Kings, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Rose will join Jae Crowder in Utah, while the Cavs will send Iman Shumpert to Sacramento. The Kings will get Joe Johnson from Utah, and the Cavs will bring in both Rodney Hood and George Hill in a deal that revamps their backcourt depth. Rose struggled to find his way in Cleveland, appearing in only 16 games while battling injuries and inconsistency. In 19.3 minutes per game, Rose held averages of 9.8 points and 1.6 assists.
Rose produced 10 points (3-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one block across 21 minutes in Saturday's 120-88 loss to the Rockets. The veteran point guard co-led the second unit in scoring with Dwayne Wade during the blowout defeat, getting back in double digits after scoring just three points over 14 minutes in his prior pair of contests. Rose hasn't seen more than 21 minutes in the seven games he's played since returning from an extended layoff due to an ankle injury, but he could potentially be afforded more opportunity in coming games while head coach Tyronn Lue attempts to snap the Cavaliers out of their current doldrums.
Rose scored 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt) while adding two assists, two rebounds and one steal across 15 minutes in Friday's 115-108 victory over the Pacers. While Rose remains on a minutes limit, he turned in an extremely productive performance Friday night. He has been back from his ankle injury for four games, and has played above 20 minutes in only one of those contests, so it remains to be seen how Rose will be utilized, especially if he keeps up the efficiency.
Rose (ankle) has been cleared to play Thursday against the Magic, but will have a minutes restriction, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports. Rose will be returning to the lineup after a little over two months on the sidelines, opting to continue his playing career despite rumors regarding a potential retirement due to recurring injuries. Look for Rose to come off the bench as a reserve point guard behind Isaiah Thomas and he's fully expected to be eased into the action, so he'll only field limited minutes for now. Fantasy owners will likely want to steer clear for the time being until his role is clarified over the next few weeks. That said, he could cut in the minutes of Dwyane Wade, who's been acting as a ball-handler in the second unit for much of the season.
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