It looks like Derrick Rose won’t be hanging up his sneakers just yet.
The Chicago native and former league MVP has informed the Cavaliers organization that he will be returning to the team. After flying back to Cleveland to meet with the front office, Cavs GM Koby Altman said of the D-Rose situation, “This has been a very challenging and difficult time for Derrick. We will continue to provide him with support and have patience as he re-joins his teammates and works his way back on to the court.”
Derrick Rose took a leave of absence after an ankle injury hampered his ability to stay on the floor this season in addition to the residual effect of multiple injuries over the years impacting his psyche. On Friday, LeBron spoke with reporters about Rose and he said, “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.”
Now that Derrick has rejoined the team it will be interesting to see where coach Ty Lue fits him back into the rotation. Lue will have to work D-Rose, Isaiah Thomas, and Tristan Thompson back into the rotation which is a welcomed problem.
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