Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers, reconsidering National Basketball Association future

Arnold Nichols
November 25, 2017

Adrian Wojnarowski reported that former MVP Derrick Rose is "away from the team" and is thinking about retirement.

In the same way it's not surprising that Rose's injury riddled career is frustrating him and causing him mental distress, it's not surprising he might be considering calling it quits.

League sources indicated to ESPN.com there is "growing uncertainty inside and outside the organization" as to whether Rose will return. He later went on to win the MVP with the team in 2010-11 season. In the seven games he has played, he is averaging 14.3 points on 47 percent shooting, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

Rose has recently been dealing with an ankle injury.

A team spokesperson said Rose's absence is excused.


According to ESPN, Rose is re-evaluating his future in the National Basketball Association.

After signing a five-year, $94 million extension with the Bulls, Rose tore the ACL in his left knee during the 2012 playoffs, forcing him to miss all of the 2012-13 campaign. Wojnarowski is reporting that the injuries are taking a toll on Rose. The Cavaliers' offensive rating is 4.2 points worse when he's on the court; on defense, their rating is a staggering 12 points worse when Rose is playing.

Last week, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue said Rose would miss at least two weeks due to an ankle injury.

"Just a jacked-up ankle", Rose told ESPN before putting on the walking boot. A year ago with the Knicks he played 64 games. If and until he returns, Jose Calderon would start while Isaiah Thomas (hip) remains out.

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