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Former MVP Rose commits to join Cavs

Free agent point guard Derrick Rose has committed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and team up with superstar LeBron James, league sources told Amico Hoops.

Rose, a former NBA MVP, spent last season with the New York Knicks and met with the Cavs on Monday in Ohio. He completed a physical and the sides agreed to a one-year, $2.1 million deal.

Rose, 28, is coming off a season in which he averaged 18.0 points and 4.4 assists in 64 games with the Knicks. He met with the Los Angeles Lakers last week, and also drew interest from the Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs before deciding on Cleveland.

The Cavs are in the middle of some drama involving All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, who has reportedly requested a trade.

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The Cavs reportedly pitched Rose on playing next to James, winning now and reaching the Finals for the first time in his career.

Earlier in the day, the Cavs announced Koby Altman had been hired as the team's general manager. Rose and Altman reportedly met for dinner Monday night, and Rose will sign his new deal Tuesday.

Rose was selected by Chicago with the first overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft and spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Bulls.

Sam Amico contributed to this report.