Derrick Rose is at a crossroads. The former NBA MVP is reportedly taking a leave from the Cleveland Cavaliers to evaluate his future in basketball.
It seems the nagging injuries he’s been dealing with have taken a toll on his mental.
Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose has left the team and is seriously re-evaluating his future in the NBA, league sources told ESPN.
Rose has been non-communicative to multiple people close to him inside and outside of the Cavaliers in recent days, league sources said, and there is growing uncertainty about whether he will return to the team.
Rose has missed 11 of the Cavs’ 18 games this season, including the last seven straight because of a sprained left ankle. Sources said his increasing frustration with injuries is causing him to consider his desire to continue playing in the league.
One team source told ESPN of Rose: “He’s tired of being hurt and it’s taking a toll on him mentally.”
Last season, Rose infamously went AWOL from the New York Knicks for a short period.
We sincerely hope D. Rose gets right mentally and physically, because he still has plenty in the tank when he’s on the floor.