Derrick Rose reportedly leaves team to mull future

Nov 25, 2017, 01:55
Derrick Rose reportedly leaves team to mull future

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose is away from the team and evaluating his basketball future, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

On Oct. 20 Rose went down with an ankle injury in a Cavaliers win over the Bucks.

Rose and Adidas have collaborated on eight signature shoes over the years.

Cavs Fans - Download Chat Sports on Android today for breaking Cavs news, rumors, scores and more - Chat Sports Android App! He signed a one-year, $2.1 million free agent contract this summer with the Cavs and was expected to be the team's backup point guard behind Isaiah Thomas.

Rose has played in just seven of Cleveland's 18 games this season because of a left ankle injury the point guard suffered while driving to the basket on October 20 in Milwaukee. This season, the former Memphis Tigers standout suffered an ankle injury, which has kept him out of commission to this day.

League sources indicated to ESPN.com there is "growing uncertainty inside and outside the organization" as to whether Rose will return. He has since dealt with multiple knee injuries - including tearing his ACL in the Bulls' opening game in the 2012 playoffs - that has hindered his output over the years. The team is starting to turn things around and now has a six-game winning streak that has improved them to 11-7 on the season.

Rose had been wearing a walking boot and undergoing treatment.

"Just a jacked-up ankle", Rose told ESPN at the time.

The Cavs, however, figure to be just fine without him.

Rose is averaging 14.3 points this season, with his high game a 20-point effort on November 3 against Washington. "So I'll wear this, for I don't know how long, to see how it helps".

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