Derrick Rose away from Cavs, evaluating future in NBA

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  • CloseESPN Staff Writer
    • Cavs and NBA writer for ESPN.com
    • Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14 and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09
    • Syracuse University graduate

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose has left the team and is seriously re-evaluating his future in the NBA, league sources told ESPN.

There is growing uncertainty inside and outside the franchise about whether he will return to the team, league sources said.

Rose has missed 11 of the Cavs’ 18 games this season, including the past seven because of a sprained left ankle. Rose’s increasing frustration with injuries is causing him to question his desire to continue playing, league sources told ESPN.

One team source told ESPN of Rose: “He’s tired of being hurt and it’s taking a toll on him mentally.”

Rose has been non-communicative to multiple people close to him inside and outside of the Cavaliers in recent days, league sources said.

Since suffering a torn left ACL in the Chicago Bulls’ opening game of the 2012 playoffs, Rose has been

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21540075/derrick-rose-away-cleveland-cavaliers-evaluating-future-nba

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