With trade rumors spreading about “Uncle Drew” wanting an out, Cleveland has decided to play the proactive card by scooping up a former NBA MVP.

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It seems like the rivalry between Cleveland and Golden State has gotten even more intense in a blink of an eye. Getting into the mix of things now is former NBA MVP Derrick Rose. Yesterday, the Cavs and the Chi-town native agreed to a 1 yr, $2.1 million deal. Rose, who started at the point guard position for the NY Knicks last season, averaged 18 points per game in the 64 games he appeared in. Rose was able to show flashes of his quickness and explosiveness which made him the best point guard in the league at one point throughout the season. But that wasn’t enough as the Knicks continued to struggle under the triangle offense.

Rose signing to Cleveland can mean major implications for the future of Cleveland and New York. With Kyrie announcing he wants to be traded in a team meeting, Irving indicated that one of the teams he is willing to go is New York. The former first overall pick will bring major excitement and hope to a organization who is working on recovering from the debacle Phil was regulating the previous 3 seasons at the Garden. With potentially losing Melo, “Uncle Drew” and “Godzingis” may be the new generation “Ewing/Starks” 1-2 combo which #KnicksTape fans desperately needs.