In 2011, Derrick Rose was named the youngest MVP in NBA history, leading the Bulls to the Eastern Conference Finals against Dwyane Wade, Lebron James and the Miami Heat. Thursday, the Cavaliers traded Rose and Wade in separate deals, completing a roster overhaul ahead of the NBA trade deadline.
The Cavaliers traded Rose and forward Jae Crowder to the Jazz in a three-team deal. The Cavaliers acquired forward Rodney Hood from the Jazz and point guard George Hill from the Kings, shipping guard Iman Shumpert to Sacramento. The Kings also acquired shooting guard Joe Johnson from the Jazz in the deal.
Utah has traded Rodney Hood to Cleveland, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018
Utah will also send Joe Johnson to Sacramento, and Cleveland will send Jae Crowder and Derek Rose to Utah, league sources tell ESPN. Sacramento sends George Hill to the Cavs.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018
Cleveland sends Iman Shumpert to Kings in deal, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018
Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania, the other NBA reporter who is breaking social media this afternoon, reported that Rose will be released and could find a new home shortly.
Sources: Utah will release Derrick Rose, allowing him to pursue signing with a playoff team. https://t.co/a9RsM4kgTW— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2018
Shortly after reporting the three-team trade, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Cavaliers also traded former Bulls' guard Dwyane Wade to the Heat. Of course, Wade spent the first 13 seasons of his career with the Heat before signing with the Bulls ahead of the 2016-17 season.
Cleveland is trading Dwyane Wade to Miami, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018
This all occurred after the Cavaliers traded point guard Isaiah Thomas and forward Channing Frye to the Lakers, acquiring point guard Jordan Clarkson and forward Larry Nance Jr. from Los Angeles.
Cleveland is sending Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to the Lakers for Clarkson and Nance, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018
Cleveland has reconstructed its roster to become far younger and athletic than before.