Before the NBA season began, Derrick Rose was going to be the fill-in until Isaiah Thomas returned to the court. Instead, it appears as though he’s not even going to last that long.
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
Playing in only seven games so far this season, Rose was averaging nearly 27 minutes per game. Minutes that would produce 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. However, injuries continued to plague the former MVP. And now, he might be walking away from basketball for good.
The 29-year-old guard has given parts of nine seasons to the NBA. And, he arguably could have gone down as one of the best ever. But knee injuries came fast and furiously. So furiously, in fact, that Rose hasn’t played in more than 66 games in a single season since 2011-12.
The Cavs, however, figure to be just fine without him. Winners of six in a row, Cleveland has already had to play the majority of their games without the guard. They currently sit at 11-7, and are taking on the Hornets later tonight.
So, will we ever see Derrick Rose on an NBA court again?