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.”
Cavs Sign Kevin Love to Four-Year, $120 Million Contract Extension
The Cleveland Cavaliers are ensuring that Kevin Love remains a part of the team’s long-term plans as they have signed the veteran forward to a four-year, $120 million contract extension, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst.
Love recently opted out of the 2019-20 season on his current five-year deal, allowing him to earn $24.1 million next season before the new four-year extension kicks in which will give Love a 17 percent annual raise.
76ers, Cavs Discussing Kyle Korver, Jerryd Bayless Trade
The Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers are discussing a trade that would involve Kyle Korver and Jerryd Bayless, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey.
While the trade is possible, it is”far from certain”, according to the New York Times’ Marc Stein.
Korver sits fourth all-time with 2213 3-pointers in his career and is owed $7.56M this season.
Bayless averaged 7.9 ppg last season for the 76ers.
Cavaliers Waive Kendrick Perkins
Perkins will clear waivers and become an unrestricted free agent on Thursday, assuming he goes unclaimed.
Perkins had been out of the NBA since the 2015-2016 season before signing with the Cleveland Cavalier at the end of the season prior to the start of the NBA playoffs.
Perkins played 15 minutes in the Cavs’ regular season finale but saw no action during the postseason.
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