Week 5 of the Big3 League featured three blowout victories and a game that went down to the wire. Like the other weeks before this, fans will get an opportunity to watch all the action from Week 5 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1. You can also livestream Week 5 on the Fox Sports Go app. All four matchups took place on Sunday at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.
Rose’s meeting comes in the wake of the Kyrie Irving trade request, after the 25-year-old point guard met with the Cavaliers to tell them that he didn’t want to play with LeBron James anymore and gave them a list of four preferred teams. That said, Irving has little leverage to force himself from being traded there.
Still, Rose signing for the minimum would be a massive fall from grace from the former MVP. Despite putting up counting stats, the 28-year-old Rose is a non-shooter (hitting only 22 percent of his three-pointers last year) and ball dominant, which are two bad qualities in the modern NBA. For the minimum, Rose is a value signing and still effective in the right situations. However, he is nowhere near his MVP form and expectations should be tempered, even if he will be playing next to LeBron James.
Rose was also very close with Carmelo Anthony, who has been rumored for weeks as a Cavaliers trade target. Last season in New York, Anthony referred to him as a brother and was the only Knicks teammate invited to his house for Thanksgiving. While Rose’s signing likely wouldn’t change New York’s criteria for Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys For Sale dealing Anthony, it could potentially change which team Anthony himself is angling for.
Per Wojnarowski, Rose also met with the Los Angeles Lakers on Cheap Lakers Jerseys Friday but is favoring Cleveland. Rose views the Cavaliers opportunity as a chance to revitalize his career after the market mostly passed him by this summer.