One interesting aspect of the blockbuster trade that sent Rodney Hood to Cleveland was that Derrick Rose got moved over to Utah. It’s not necessarily interesting because of what Rose could do as a member of the Jazz, but rather, it is interesting because Rose is a prime candidate for being released and hitting the free agent market.
As it turns out, Rose appears to be headed towards unemployment. A report by Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports indicates that the Jazz plan on parting ways with Rose after his trade to Utah becomes official.
This makes sense for both sides, as Rose is a weird fit on a Jazz team that prioritizes ball movement and defense. Plus Rose is the kind of veteran who can ring chase if he wants, and that opportunity doesn’t really exist in Utah right now.