Twitter reacts to Derrick Rose’s move to Cavs for the minimum deal
As news surfaced about Derrick Rose agreeing to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, it was development the team’s fans were hoping to happen, especially with all the rumors surrounding Kyrie Irving wanting to bolt out of Northeast Ohio. They held two meetings with him, one on Friday and another one Monday, with a physical exam already in the books as well.
However, what came as a shock to many is Rose agreeing to a minimum deal, despite making it known earlier in the summer that he wants to receive a salary in the $12-15 million range per year. Twitter users quickly reacted to his signing and did not hold back in voicing out their thoughts about it.
Some are full of optimism that he can bounce back from the injury woes he suffered the past couple of seasons, and that he still has a lot of game left in him. They even went as far as saying they believe he can once again play at an elite level.
— Cycle (@bycycle) July 24, 2017
Lebron is about to get Derrick Rose back to MVP form.
— Devin Burghard (@d_burghy) July 24, 2017
— Cubs Fan Base (@ChicagoCubsBase) July 24, 2017
Derrick Rose on his way to training camp next month. pic.twitter.com/eIGDwbbB8Z
— M. Davis (@MykeOPUS) July 24, 2017
Derrick Rose to the Cavs is a nice addition. LeBron known to get the best out of his teammates, think he'll have an improved year
— John Bozesky (@jobozesky) July 24, 2017
There are others though who could not believe that Rose will only receive the veteran’s minimum, only six seasons from his MVP season, and at 28-years-old.
Remember when people said Derrick Rose was better than LeBron?
Derrick Rose is now only 28, playing for LeBron for only $2.1M.
— LeKingJames23 (@LeKingJames23) July 24, 2017
Derrick Rose now playing for the vet minimum at 28 when he was arguably the best player in the NBA bout 5-6 years ago lmao sheesh
— WARRIORS 2017 CHAMPS (@GoIdenState) July 24, 2017
Could you imagine telling someone in 2012 that Derrick Rose will sign a deal for 2.1 million in 5 years. Man
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) July 24, 2017
There are also some tweets that are just downright hilarious.
Derrick Rose signs for only 1 year/ $2.1 million? Folks I haven't seen a rose fall apart this fast since Beauty and the Beast.
— adam ferrone (@_rone) July 24, 2017
— isaac(#FreeMonta) (@Stat4Stat) July 24, 2017
The 30 for 30 on Derrick Rose will be injured and disappointing
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) July 24, 2017
Derrick Rose better stay healthy cause Lebron gon make that nigga play with a torn ACL like he tried to do my nigga Kyrie smh
Playing with LeBron James and Kevin Love, the Memphis product won’t need to score heavily night in and night out, and could focus more on his playmaking. That said, it could be beneficial for him as less action, unlike his playing days with the Chicago Bulls, could prolong his career and allow him to be aggressive only when needed.
Rose may not be the same the same player that he was earlier in his professional career, but he definitely sees this as an opportunity to prove to his doubters that he can still return to his old self. It’s also a chance for him to resurrect his career, in order to secure a more lucrative offer next summer.