Derrick Rose 'Evaluating His Future In Basketball' While Away From Cavaliers

Derrick Rose 'Evaluating His Future In Basketball' While Away From Cavaliers

Quoting a team source, ESPN's Dave McMenamin and Adrian Wojnarowski are reporting Rose has been away from the team for going on a week as he considers whether or not to forge through with his rehab and continue his career. Rose has reportedly been uncommunicative with people around the organization over the past several days.

After injuring his ankle in late October, Rose came back to play in five more games for the Cavaliers before being benched again with the injury on November 9. Previous year with the Knicks he played 64 games.

Rose signed a veteran's minimum deal with the Cavaliers as a free agent this summer after playing for the Knicks last season. "Take as long as he wants to take and we wish him well and we want him back", Lue added.

League sources say there is uncertainly inside and outside the franchise on whether he'll return to the Cavs. He was fined by the Knicks and apologized to his teammates when he returned the next day. Because of the left ankle sprain, Rose isn't healthy to play now anyway.

The Cavs announced that Rose would be out for at least the next two weeks because of the ankle one week ago, and Rose then also was put in a walking boot. Now, according to ESPN's Nick DePaula, if Rose hangs 'em up, he could save Adidas up to $80 million.

Rose, a three-time All-Star, is averaging 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.7 turnovers in seven games this season. Just sore. I'm getting a lot of treatment for it, and tonight will be my first time wearing a boot.