NBA Star Leaves Cleveland Cavaliers Because Of His Future

NBA Star Leaves Cleveland Cavaliers Because Of His Future

NBA Star Leaves Cleveland Cavaliers Because Of His Future

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose is reportedly taking a leave from the team in order to evaluate his National Basketball Association future, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin.

In the same way it's not surprising that Rose's injury riddled career is frustrating him and causing him mental distress, it's not surprising he might be considering calling it quits.

"Per Wojnarowski, a Cavaliers source said, "[Rose is] exhausted of being hurt, and it's taking a toll on him mentally".

League sources told ESPN the player has been "non-communicative to multiple people close to him inside and outside of the Cavaliers in recent days". The last time he played was a 124-119 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on November 7.

Cleveland is already perilously thin in the short-term at the point and will be even leaner for the rest of the year if Rose does not return. He missed four games initially, then returned and played five games before being sidelined again.

Derrick Rose signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason after receiving a buyout from the New York Knicks. He missed Cleveland's next four games, but returned October 29 for a loss to the Knicks. One week ago, the Cavaliers released a formal statement regarding the matter saying that Rose's progress would be reevaluated in two weeks. Just sore. I'm getting a lot of treatment for it, and tonight will be my first time wearing a boot.

The 29-year-old is now dealing with an ankle injury. "So I'll wear this, for I don't know how long, to see how it helps".

Rose, a three-time All-Star, is averaging 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.7 turnovers in seven games this season. But Rose then missed the entire 2012-13 season after tearing his ACL.

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