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Derrick rose taking time away from nba to think about nba future

Unread post by Quiet-Q » November 24th, 2017, 5:32 pm

Derrick Rose takes mysterious break to weigh NBA future
By Hannah Withiam November 24, 2017 | 2:49pm
Derrick Rose takes mysterious break to weigh NBA future
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Derrick Rose’s last valuable minutes in the NBA may have come as a Knick.

The former MVP has decided to take time away from the Cavaliers and weigh his basketball future, ESPN reported Friday. Rose, who signed with Cleveland in the offseason to become part of LeBron James’ supporting cast, has been inconsistent as he continues to battle injuries, and the setbacks reportedly are weighing on him.

Rose has been away from the team since Monday and, though his absence is excused, there is growing concern he won’t return, sources told ESPN.


Rose, 29, has not played in a game since Nov. 7 because of a sprained left ankle. While the guard was averaging 14.3 points and 26.9 minutes in seven games for the Cavaliers, the team is 6-1 in his absence after going 5-6 to start the season.

A No. 1 draft pick from Memphis in 2008, Rose made an immediate impact — earning Rookie of the Year for the 2008-09 season — and had become a superstar when an ACL tear in the 2012 playoffs and subsequent injuries to the same left knee sent him on a downward spiral.

Rose has played in 237 out of a possible 412 regular-season games since the ACL injury.

An attempt to revive his career with the Knicks last season went unfulfilled after tearing his left meniscus again and having to undergo his fourth knee surgery over his nine-year career. Rose averaged 18.0 points and 4.4 assists with the Knicks, who ultimately found Rose expendable after drafting point guard Frank Ntilikina in the first round this year.

Rose took similar personal time last year, though unbeknownst to the Knicks, when he skipped a game against the Pelicans in January to take care of a “family issue” in his hometown of Chicago.
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