Lakers meet with Derrick Rose, Ian Clark on Thursday

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The idea of the Cavaliers adding Rose on a team-friendly deal to pair him with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love makes sense. Derrick Rose did show signs of promise in NY despite the drama that surrounded him and the team previous year.

Major injuries to the knees have ended the careers of numerous National Basketball Association players in the past. A franchise-defining season for NY, it wasn't the best time to be playing in a contract year. With that said, LeBron and Rose on the court together would be an odd pairing.

Nothing hurts a free agent's value more than an injury, especially a knee injury of Rose's caliber. The Bucks also have shown interest in Rose. Rose played in 66 games-his second straight year of at least 60 appearances-and averaged 18 points per game on 47.1-percent shooting.

The Knicks probably will need to get a point guard through a trade.

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The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Rose, a three-time All-Star and league MVP in 2010-11 with the Chicago Bulls, is just 28 years old but has had serious knee issues.

Staying with the Knicks gives Rose one more season to salvage his career and boost his value to other teams.

Rose was the number one overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, drafted by the Chicago Bulls. The Lakers have the full $4.3 million room exception and can promise Rose more playing time. After losing the NBA Finals to the Warriors, Cleveland parted ways with general manager David Griffin. Perhaps the biggest issue for this hypothetical pairing, if it comes to fruition, is the fact that Rose is a awful three-point shooter historically.

The history of injuries for Rose have made him a player who can not be relied on to finish the season.

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