Report: Derrick Rose is considering teaming up with LeBron James, Cavs


This is going to hurt, Bulls fans.

Former Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is reportedly in talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year deal.

The Cavaliers would be able to offer Rose a one-year, $2.5 million deal using a portion of their taxpayer midlevel exception or the veteran's minimum.

It's a massive reality check for Rose, who reportedly was looking for a maximum contract this year in free agency.

Rose, of course, became the youngest MVP in league history in 2011 for the Bulls. He was dealt last year to the New York Knicks in a deal that returned Robin Lopez and Jerian Grant. Rose averaged 18.0 points on 47 percent shooting and 4.4 assists in 64 games.

Perhaps Rose's most famous shot in a Bulls uniform came against the Cavs, when he hit a buzzer-beater 3-pointer over Tristan Thompson to win Game 3 of the 2015 East semifinals.

Rose has also been linked to the Milwaukee Bucks this offseason, and he'll reportedly also meet with the Lakers.