Rose, 28, received a warm welcome from new teammate LeBron James.
🌹 🌹 🌹🌹🌹 Let's Rock G!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 24, 2017
Rose has spoken to James, who welcomed his new teammate on Monday.
Rose played 64 games last year before suffering a torn meniscus. He passed his physical with Cavs doctors Monday. But his health and the struggles associated with it put him in the spot of looking for a place to play st a discounted rate.
Rose chose Cleveland over the Lakers. He was also in discussions with the Bulls and Bucks. All of those teams could’ve paid Rose more than the league minimum the Cavs offered, though it is unknown what other offers Rose actually received.
Irving’s request to be traded was a topic of discussion between Roae and the Cavs, sources said, though they declined to say if Rose was promised a starting job.