Point guard Derrick Rose has agreed to a deal with the Memphis Grizzlies in free agency. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, it’s a two-year deal for Rose. Per Shams Charania, Rose is earning $6.5 million in the deal over two seasons. He’s likely to have an immediate role with the Grizzlies, who are thin at the guard position for the first 25 games due to Ja Morant’s suspension and Tyus Jones being traded.
Free agent Derrick Rose has agreed on a two-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, source tells ESPN. Grizzlies want Rose on the floor this season and as a leader in locker room. @IanBegley first reported.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2023
Rose will likely come in as the backup point guard behind Marcus Smart until Morant returns to the floor but he’s really being brought in as a mentor. He’s an ideal candidate to walk Morant through superstardom, especially since Rose has seen it come and go for him personally. He’ll have a strong effect on Morant given his background and status as a former No. 1 pick, so overall this is a strong signing for the Grizzlies. We’ll see how much Rose has left in the tank in what could be the last stop of his career.