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Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose Meets With Los Angeles Clippers

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The future remains uncertain for former NBA MVP Derrick Rose. At one point in his career, Rose was heralded as the next big thing in the league and potentially the kind of superstar that could give LeBron James a run for his money in the Eastern Conference.

Unfortunately for Rose, persistent injury problems and a few off-the-court issues have derailed a once-promising career in the NBA. Now, after only one season with the New York Knicks, Rose is looking for a new home and may have an opportunity with the Los Angeles Clippers.

According to Broderick Turner of the L.A. Times, Rose met with the Clippers on Wednesday with the Los Angeles franchise wanting to bolster their backcourt in the wake of the Chris Paul trade:

The Clippers met with unrestricted free-agent guard Derrick Rose on Wednesday in Los Angeles, but the two sides did not reach a deal, according to an NBA executive who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Doc Rivers and the Clippers are headed in another direction after parting ways with Paul who they recently traded to the Houston Rockets. Bringing in Rose would likely pair the veteran with Austin Rivers with both players sharing minutes at the point guard position.

Despite his problems in New York, Rose had a decent season with the Knicks averaging 18.0 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game. The 28-year-old nearly matched a career-high in field-goal percentage at 47.1 percent but struggled from three-point land with a career-low 21.7 percent.

Although Rose isn’t the typical point guard, who can stretch defense he still fills a need for the Clippers even if it is only in the short-term. The Knicks remain in the mix for Rose’s services, but they’ve also shown interest in fellow veteran Rajon Rondo.

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