Cleveland Cavaliers G Derrick Rose has left team, pondering National Basketball Association future

Beth Cruz
November 27, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose is on leave and in the process of assessing his future with the National Basketball Association team, USA media reported Friday (Saturday in Manila).

The pair report that Rose's frustrations with continued injuries is causing him to ponder his desire to continue to play in the league.

According to ESPN, Rose has not communicating with people close to him inside the Cavs organization in the last few days. Rose has missed quite a bit of time during his career recuperating from injuries and suffered through even more time trying to play through day-to-day problems with his body.

Wojnarowski pointed out Rose left the New York Knicks without permission for a day last season and was fined and eventually apologized. "So, take as long as he needs to take, and we wish him well, and we want him back".

He left the Cavaliers on Wednesday, league sources said. He missed Cleveland's next four games, but returned October 29 for a loss to the Knicks. Right now, it's just a jacked-up ankle. During that time, Rose has averaged 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game.

Rose was the 2011 NBA MVP as a member of the Chicago Bulls before multiple knee injuries derailed his career.

As a teammate put it, Rose has grown increasingly wary of the emotional pitfalls associated with recovering from injury - which is certainly something that the veteran signal caller has unfortunately become accustomed to over the years. He signed a veterans minimum contract with the Cavs in the offseason.

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