Derrick Rose away from Cavs, evaluating career as injuries take mental toll

Fred Hoiberg

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio- Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose is re-evaluating his future in the NBA, ESPN reported Friday afternoon.

Rose has not played in a game since November 7 because of an ankle injury that has nagged him all season.

One team source told ESPN of Rose: "He's exhausted of being hurt and it's taking a toll on him mentally".

A team spokesperson said Rose's absence is excused.

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.

Throughout his career, Rose has had to deal with various injuries, with the most damaging ones coming after his 2010-11 MVP season. He returned the following season to only play in 10 games before tearing the meniscus in his right knee. "We want, whatever he decides to do, we want the best for him".




One week ago, Lue said that Rose would be out "at least" the next two weeks because of his ankle injury.

Former Bulls star and Chicago native Derrick Rose has left the Cavaliers and could be stepping away form the National Basketball Association for good. Because of the left ankle sprain, Rose isn't healthy to play now anyway.

Last season, Rose disappeared from the New York Knicks without notification and missed a game, later saying it was related to a family matter.

The Cavs, however, figure to be just fine without him. "So I'll wear this, for I don't know how long, to see how it helps".

The 29-year-old Rose is in his first season with Cleveland.

If he chooses to retire, Adidas will not have to pay out the remainder of the contract.

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