Derrick Rose, the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, cleared league waivers on Monday and became a free agent, league sources told ESPN.
There’s some interest in Rose, but no one team has yet to make him a firm offer to sign him for the rest of the season, league sources told ESPN.
Washington has considered the possibility of Rose in the wake of John Wall’s extended absence with knee surgery, but is looking at other candidates too, league sources said.
In the wake of his trade to the Utah Jazz as a part of a three-team Cleveland Cavaliers trade with Utah and Sacramento, Rose was waived on Saturday.
Rose, 29, signed a one-year, minimum contract with Cleveland in the summer. He had a choppy tenure this season, including a ankle injury that prompted him to leave the team for several days and contemplate his future in the league.
The No. 1 overall pick and rookie of the year in 2008 with the Chicago Bulls, he was a three-team NBA All-Star and an MVP with Chicago — until a series of knee injuries derailed his career. He was traded to New York for the 2016-17 season, before signing with the Cavaliers in the summer.