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Free agent point guard Derrick Rose and his camp are in talks with Milwaukee Bucks officials to schedule a meeting as early as this weekend, according to a report by ESPN.
Rose already met with the Bucks in Milwaukee on July 3 and he reportedly wants to play for them.
ESPN is reporting that the second meeting between the two sides will take place in Los Angeles, where Rose is currently working out.
Representatives for free-agent point guard Derrick Rose and officials from the Milwaukee Bucks are in discussions to schedule a meeting as early as this weekend, league sources told ESPN.
Once a date is finalized, the meeting is expected to occur in Los Angeles, sources said.
The two sides have already met once during free agency to discuss pairing Rose, the 2011 NBA MVP, with the Bucks’ nucleus of rising star Giannis Antetokounmpo, sharpshooter Khris Middleton and Rookie of the Year recipient Malcolm Brogdon.
As the third option on offense in New York this past season, Rose averaged 18.0 points and 4.4 assists per game while shooting an efficient 47.1 percent from the field.
The former MVP continues to be one of the most lethal slashers in the game, as Rose was the fourth best driver in the league based off of points off drives.
Rose’s son, P.J. Rose, lives in Chicago. Derrick has made it very clear both publicly and privately that his son is the most important thing in his life right now and being around him is crucial.
Chicago is about a two-hour drive from Milwaukee, so Rose’s family would most likely be able to travel to all the Bucks’ home games.
The Knicks renounced Rose’s rights, as they needed to clear cap space in order to sign Tim Hardaway Jr.
Milwaukee needs to make a trade to sign Rose first, as the Bucks don’t have enough cap room as of now.
ESPN reported Bucks power forward John Henson, who has three years and $32 million remaining on his contract, is a prime candidate to be moved.