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Derrick Rose has left the Cavs to “re-evaluate” his future in the NBA


Derrick Rose

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The NBA future of Cavs guard Derrick Rose seems to be in some serious doubt.

Citing Cavaliers team sources Dave McMenam and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN report the League MVP has left Cleveland to re-evaluate his “future in the NBA” and although his absence has been excused, Rose has been “non-communicative” to people close to him inside and outside the organization.

Rose’s absence from the Cavs apparently stems from the guard’s growing frustrations surrounding his inability to stay healthy, a problem that’s limited him to playing just 237 out of a possible 412 regular-season games since suffering a torn left ACL in the first game of the 2012 playoffs.

Another source told ESPN that Rose is “tired of being hurt and it’s taking a toll on him mentally.”

Rose was last with Cleveland during a 118-88 win in Detroit over the Pistons this past Monday. However a week ago Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue mentioned Rose would be out “at least” the next two weeks because of an ankle injury suffered on October 20th. It was that night Rose came down awkwardly on his ankle after taking a flagrant foul from former Bucks big man Greg Monroe.

“Just a jacked-up ankle,” Rose told ESPN before being fitted with walking boot to help alleviate the pressure on this foot. “I’m just trying to figure it out, bro. Right now, it’s just a jacked-up ankle. Just sore. I’m getting a lot of treatment for it, and tonight will be my first time wearing a boot. So I’ll wear this, for I don’t know how long, to see how it helps.”

Rose hasn’t played since November 7th and at this point he may never play at all.

Since signing a veteran minimum with the Cavs prior to the start of the regular season, Rose is averaging 14.3 points on 47 percent shooting, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

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