Derrick Rose Wants To Return To Cavs

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose is reportedly looking to return to the team, according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic.

Rose, 29, has appeared in just seven games for the Cavs this season, averaging 14.3 points and 1.7 assists in 26.9 minutes per contest.

Rose has been absent due to a personal issue while also recovering from a sprained left ankle.

Reports circulated that the veteran guard was seriously considering retirement and questioning his desire to continue to play, reports stating that Rose was “reevaluating his future in the NBA” and that there was “growing uncertainty inside and outside the franchise about whether he will return to the team.”

The report states:

Where he fits now remains to be seen. Rose has been in contact with Cavs general manager Koby Altman in recent days and has expressed a desire to return. The Cavs are expected to have an announcement regarding Rose on Sunday.

Cavs’ teammate LeBron James voiced his support for Rose:

“Whenever he’s ready to tell us or whatever, we’re ready for that. You don’t ever fast-track someone’s process of what they may be going through. When they’re ready to talk about it or ready to bring it to the forefront, as his teammates, we’ll be ready for it.

“I don’t know what the organization’s stand on that is. That’s different. From us as players, we don’t need an answer from him. We want him to be as great as he can be, off the floor first before he even thinks about being on the floor.”