Derrick Rose Has Left The Cavs And May Not Return

Ross Houston
November 25, 2017

The report states there is growing uncertainty that Rose will return to the team from both inside and outside the organization.

Derrick Rose may have had enough.

Wojnarowski is reporting Rose is "tired of being hurt and it's taking a toll on him mentally".

ESPN: Derrick Rose has stepped away from Cavaliers, future with team uncertain

The Cavaliers said that Rose's current absence is excused.

Rose, 29, has missed 11 of the Cavs' 18 games this season with an injured ankle. However, they appear to be playing better without Rose and may not miss his contributions. He returned to play in five games but suffered a setback on November 7 and hasn't played since. This is huge news from the Cavs, as the team is struggling to find an identity during the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season.

His season was also cut short past year because of a knee injury.


The 6-foot-3 guard is averaging 14 points and 2 rebounds per game in his first season in Cleveland. This ranks bottom five among guards who have played * a href="https://stats.nba.com/players/advanced/?sort=NET_RATING&dir=1&CF=MIN*GE*26&Season=2017-18&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&PlayerPosition=G" target="_blank" rel="noopener" *as many minutes per game as Rose.

While the team awaited the arrival of their newly acquired All-Star in Thomas, Rose struggled to run the point.

He appeared in 51 games in 2014-15, 66 in 2015-16, his a year ago with the Bulls after they drafted him No.1 in 2008.


Cleveland put Rose in a walking boot last week in hopes of alleviating pressure on his left foot. He signed a one-year, prove-it deal that was to be LeBron James' next project in the way of helping players rectify their respective careers.


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