Derrick Rose has left the Cavaliers and is considering his future in the NBA, according to a report by ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the story on Twitter.
Story with @mcten filed to ESPN: Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose is away from team and evaluating his future in basketball, league sources tell ESPN. Story soon on site.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 24, 2017
As one Cavaliers source tells ESPN about Rose: "He's tired of being hurt and it's taking a toll on him mentally."— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 24, 2017
League sources say there is uncertainly inside and outside the franchise on whether he’ll return to the Cavs.
To date, Rose has missed 11 of 18 games this season. The last seven was due to a sprained left ankle. Rose has expressed his frustration for his constant injuries, which is causing him to re-evaluate his future in the league and playing basketball all together.
A team source tells ESPN: "He's tired of being hurt and it's taking a toll on him mentally."
Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue says Rose will miss at least two weeks over his ankle injury. The last time he played was a 124-119 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Nov. 7.
Rose made a splash in the league as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft out of Memphis and was part of the Chicago Bulls for eight years. He would later win the MVP with the team in 2010-11 season. 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.
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