Derrick Rose away from Cavaliers, evaluating his future in basketball

Derrick Rose away from Cavaliers, evaluating his future in basketball

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose has left the team and is in the process of evaluating his future, ESPN reported Friday.

Rose has been non-communicative to multiple people close to him inside and outside of the Cavaliers in recent days, league sources said, and there is growing uncertainty about whether he will return to the team. There is a strong chance he will become the first player ever to win an MVP but not reach the Hall of Fame.

Rose is averaging 14.3 points on 47% shooting this season for the Cavaliers, and playing 27 minutes a game when healthy as the team awaits the return of newly acquired All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas.

Rose, in his ninth season, played seven years with the Bulls and one with the Knicks before signing a one-year contract with the Cavaliers in the offseason.

According to the NBA insider, Rose is now away from the team and evaluating his future in basketball as he is "tired of being hurt".

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A team spokesperson said Rose's absence is excused. But Rose then missed the entire 2012-13 season after tearing his ACL.

Last season Rose played 64. Rose played four games after that, but has not been on the court since a November 7 win over Milwaukee.

Rose had been wearing a walking boot and undergoing treatment.

Now in his eighth season in the league, Rose has struggled with injuries throughout his career. The Cavs are now 8-2 in their last 10 games.

A year ago while with the New York Knicks, Rose went missing on game day for what he called "a family issue" and was fined by the team.