When the Cleveland Cavaliers signed Derrick Rose to a one-year, $2.1M deal -- the veteran's minimum -- a few months back, it was seen not only as a surprise, but as a bit of a joke. Was he the piece that would help bring down the Warriors?

But now, with training camp just days away, Rose is penciled in as the Cavs' starting point guard on opening night. Life, as they say, comes at you fast.

According to a report from ESPN's Dave McMenamin, however, Rose's tenure with the Cavs is off to a good start, as he's been "killing it" at the unofficial minicamp LeBron James' is hosting out in California.

And that's not all. McMenamin, who was on "The Jump" Wednesday, reported that "LeBron is invested in Derrick Rose's career so he can get that next contract."