According to the latest reports from ESPN’s insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose is currently evaluating his future in the NBA. Rose left the team, and the Cavs are unsure whether he will be back.
Story with @mcten filed to ESPN: Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose is away from team and evaluating his future in basketball, league sources tell ESPN. Story soon on site.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 24, 2017
Rose, who has a long history of injuries, is currently off the court with a sprained left ankle. Increasing frustration about the repeated injuries is now causing him to doubt his future in basketball. The 29-year old Rose missed 11 games of the season for the Cavs.
“He’s tired of being hurt and it’s taking a toll on him mentally,” said a source to ESPN.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he doesn’t mind that Rose left the team and that he expects him to be back.
“Take as long as he wants to take and we wish him well and we want him back,” Lue said.
It was reported recently that Rose won’t recover from the injury for two or three more weeks and that he should go through extended treatment process next week.
In the last season, Rose left the New York Knicks on a game day without permission and was fined for his actions. Rose returned a day later and apologized.
“That was a family issue,” – said Rose at the time. “For one, it had nothing to do with the team or basketball. But that’s the first time I ever felt like that emotionally, and I had to be with my family.“
The situation is, however, different now, since Rose actually asked for a permission to leave the team and is non-active.
Derrick Rose signed with the Cavaliers in the summer of 2017 after Knicks decided not to keep him. He accepted veteran’s minimum, hoping to get his career on the right track again and looked like he is in the rhythm again before the injury came.