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Rose signs 1-year, $2.1M deal with Cavs

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CLEVELAND (AP) Derrick Rose's goal is to win an NBA championship. He's a little closer to one.

The free-agent guard signed a one-year contract Tuesday with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a team that has blocked his path to a title before and one that needs him now more than ever.

Rose is getting a one-year, $2.1 million deal - the veteran's minimum, and all Cleveland could offer - from the Cavaliers, who now have a possible replacement for Kyrie Irving. Rose gives the Cavs a proven player to handle point-guard duties if they choose to trade Irving, who recently told the team he wants to be dealt despite making it to three straight NBA Finals.

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