Derrick Rose has stepped away from the Cleveland Cavaliers and is evaluating his future in the NBA, according to as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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
This was followed up by another tweet from Wojnarowski citing a Cavaliers source:
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
After stumbling out of the block, the Cavaliers have recently been on an upswing, winning 6 games in a row to bring their record to 11-7. Rose is currently averaging 14.3 points, 1.7 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 26.9 minutes a night.
We’ll have more on this story as information becomes available.