Derrick Rose 'Seriously Re-Evaluating His Future in the NBA'

Posted November 27, 2017

Derrick Rose has reportedly left the Cleveland Cavaliers, while he re-evaluates his future in the National Basketball Association, according to an ESPN report.

According to the NBA insider, Rose is now away from the team and evaluating his future in basketball as he is "tired of being hurt".

The report also said Rose hadn't been communicative with many people he's close with, from within and outside the Cavaliers, and there was now concern that he might not return to the league at all.

Rose has missed 11 of the Cavs' 18 games this season, including the past seven because of a sprained left ankle. Winners of six in a row, Cleveland has already had to play the majority of their games without the guard.

Wojnarowski pointed out Rose left the New York Knicks without permission for a day last season and was fined and eventually apologized. "We want, whatever he decides to do, we want the best for him".

League sources say there is uncertainly inside and outside the franchise on whether he'll return to the Cavs. One week ago, the Cavaliers released a formal statement regarding the matter saying that Rose's progress would be reevaluated in two weeks. He first suffered the injury on October 20 in Milwaukee, when he landed awkwardly after a flagrant foul by Bucks center Greg Monroe.

"Just a jacked-up ankle", Rose told ESPN at the time. "So I'll wear this, for I don't know how long, to see how it helps".

The 29-year-old is now dealing with an ankle injury. The contract is not fully guaranteed if Rose retires.

Rose was averaging 14.3 points per game for the Cavaliers.