Derrick Rose rejoined the Cavaliers on Dec. 4 with no timetable for a return from his left ankle injury, but he wants his fans to know that he is “not depressed,” is improving physically and still loves basketball. “Be patient. I’m good. I’m just taking my time,” Rose said. “You don’t have to worry about me. I’m not depressed. I’m good. A lot of people think I’m depressed because of what I’m going through. It’s the total opposite. I learned from my mistakes three or four years ago when I put myself into a shell. And now that I am in this position, it’s only right that I learn from the best. I’m staying with my team, staying with my family, communicating and just being open.”
Anything you can share that LeBron James offered to you supportwise? Derrick Rose: No. No. He didn’t have to say anything. It’s all about me coming in and them knowing I want to be a part of the team too. I think they know I want to play in games too. I want to be in the heat of the moment too. It’s all about taking my time and just being smart about it. Did you come close to retiring? Derrick Rose: No. No. That’s stupid. I don’t want to even talk about that. But I’m just happy that LeBron understood.
Do you have any idea about when you’ll return to action? Derrick Rose: No. It’s really no rush. It’s really about rehabbing my ankle. I’m happy that the rehab is taking care of my problem. Every day or every week I am pressing to something different. It’s good. Do you see a light at the end of the tunnel? Derrick Rose: I think so. Like I said, it’s all about me taking my time. I can’t think about a due date or is this going to be the day. It’s about me making the most of my days, getting treatment and staying atop everything so I can return as soon as possible.
Nick Friedell: Ty Lue says Tristan Thompson will play tonight vs. Jazz. Lue also says there is no update on Derrick Rose. Rose (ankle) remains out indefinitely.
Noah Coslov: From BJ Armstrong with us @SiriusXMNBA on Derrick Rose: "It has been a process...he had to evaluate where he was in his life. He took time to digest everything." - On surgery: "I don't know what he needs right now, but he had a severe ankle sprain."
A team official, speaking to a pool reporter on background, said the Cavs discovered the spur when images were taken of Rose's left ankle after he sprained it in game two this season against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The same team official speaking on background said if Rose needs surgery, it would be after the season. While the Cavs have not given a timetable for Rose to resume playing, the issues caused by the spur are related to pain tolerance, the team official said.
ESPN Cleveland: Windhorst: With Derrick Rose's bone spur, typically, again typically, you can play through it but it will be very painful and there will be an adjustment period to learn how to play with the pain or he has surgery. #Cavs
Rose declined to answer how close he was to retirement during his nearly two-week absence from the Cavs, nor would he disclose his whereabouts during that time. He was adamant, however, that the reported $80 million remaining on his Adidas contract, which he was in jeopardy of losing should he have decided to walk away from the NBA for good, was not his motivating factor in his return. "Man, I don't care about -- not to be rude -- I don't care about no f---ing money," Rose said. "It's not about that. I've saved up enough money. It's not about that. If I wanted to leave, I would have left. Like I said, coming back here, starting with rehab, that's my first step. Keeping it simple and just giving my team support and then I'll see what I see off the court."
Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose apologized to his teammates at shootaround on Wednesday for his recent absence and referenced frustration with his left ankle injury as the cause for his nearly two-week exile, a team source told ESPN.
Rose's comments were brief and delivered to the team on the court before the Cavs readied themselves to face the Sacramento Kings, the source said. Several of Rose's teammates, LeBron James included, already had said publicly that Rose did not owe them an apology for the time he missed. However, the three-time All-Star took it upon himself to clear the air.
Rose, who has missed 17 of the Cavs' 27 games this season -- including the past 13 straight -- because of a sprained ankle that he suffered on October 20, has no timetable for when he will return to the court, according to Lue. "Just going through his rehab now, trying to get healthy," Lue said. "It won't be in the next few games or nothing like that, so just got to see how he takes to treatment."
There's currently no timetable for his comeback. The nagging ankle injury first occurred on Oct. 20 and it's been plaguing him since. Before he left the team on Nov. 22, Rose was in a walking boot, hoping that would help the recovery. While he's been sidelined, the Cavaliers have surged, winning 12 straight games after blowing out his old team Monday night.
Derrick Rose is interested in returning to the Cavaliers and the team would have him back, but there was no determination as of Sunday afternoon as to when Rose would be back at work. A league source told cleveland.com that the timing of Rose's formal return to Cleveland Clinic Courts -- the Cavs' headquarters -- was still being determined. The team probably won't have any more to say until Rose shows up and Rose's agent, B.J. Armstrong, hasn't returned a call or text to cleveland.com since his client disappeared from the Cavs on Nov. 22.
LeBron James says the Cavs players aren't pushing Derrick Rose for an answer regarding his future. They want him to do what's best for he and his family. But LeBron acknowledged that he hasn't spoken to Rose since before he decided to get away from the team and clear his mind.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose is staying in communication with the franchise's front office during his self-imposed exile, but his future status with the team remains unclear, league sources told ESPN.
He left the Cavaliers on Wednesday, league sources said. Rose's increasing frustration with injuries is causing him to question his desire to continue playing, league sources said. The mental toll from a series of significant injuries that have diminished the production of the youngest NBA Most Valuable Player in history have played a part in the personal soul-searching on Rose's future, league sources said.
KC Johnson: Re Derrick Rose: Talked to several people close to him and they're unsure what happens next. What's surprising is Rose played fairly well last season and was in such good place mentally when Bulls faced Cavaliers during preseason/early in season.
Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose has become increasingly frustrated by the injury process and is taking personal time to evaluate his future in the NBA, league sources told ESPN. Rose has not been with the team for the better part of a week, sources told ESPN, and it is unclear when the 2011 league MVP will return. Rose has missed 11 of the Cavs' 18 games this season, including the last seven because of a sprained left ankle.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Story with @Dave McMenamin filed to ESPN: Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose is away from team and evaluating his future in basketball, league sources tell ESPN. Story soon on site.
Dave McMenamin: Derrick Rose will miss Monday's game against the Knicks because of his left ankle injury, Ty Lue said. Iman Shumpert will continue to start in his place.
Rose missed his second consecutive game and sixth this season Saturday night against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center and said before shootaround there is no timetable for his return. Iman Shumpert again started in his place. “I haven’t heard anything right now, just day by day, try and get the swelling down, try and get mobility back in my ankle,” Rose said. “Took some steps back with I think just playing on it,” Rose said. “Just trying to play through it, not trying to lose my conditioning and the swelling came back into it. Just gotta wait for the ligament to calm down.”
Derrick Rose was non-committal when asked if he'd play at all on this Cavs road trip. "They haven’t put no timetable on it yet," Rose said. "Right now I’ve been getting treatment every day, every morning, and night when we land, on the plane. Just trying to get as much treatment as I can or just trying to be smart about it."
Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose (left ankle) will miss his second consecutive game Saturday against the Dallas Mavericks.
Rose, who originally sprained his ankle on Oct. 20, has already missed five games because of the injury. He said he likely came back too soon when he returned Oct.29.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose will miss Thursday's game against the Houston Rockets because of continuing discomfort in his left ankle, multiple sources told ESPN. The Cavs will start Iman Shumpert in Rose's place, sources said.
Houston marks the start of a four-game road trip for the Cavs (5-6) followed by games against the Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets. Rose's status for the Mavs game is still undetermined, sources said.
Derrick Rose will return to the Cavaliers' lineup against the New York Knicks tonight after missing four games with a sprained left ankle.
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade: Derrick Rose WILL play tonight. Ty Lue said around 28 minutes for him. #Cavs
Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose (sprained left ankle) will miss his fourth consecutive game and Iman Shumpert will take his place in the starting lineup against the Pelicans, coach Tyronn Lue said.
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs coach Tyronn Lue hopes Derrick Rose (sprained left ankle) can play Saturday in New Orleans
Chris Fedor: #Cavs Derrick Rose called his ankle injury a "mild sprain" and didn't have wrap/brace on it pregame.
Derrick Rose left the Cleveland Cavaliers' 116-97 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday with a sprained left ankle stemming from a hit by Bucks center Greg Monroe that the former MVP said should have been called a flagrant foul. "I think I'm the only person in the league that's not getting a flagrant for that call, bro," Rose said after scoring 12 points in 23 minutes before exiting the game for good with 10:12 remaining in the fourth quarter. "Come on, man. Like, I'm sure I'm the only player, but it is what it is. ... That's a common foul. Wow. Come on."
Rose’s free-agent market value has been damaged by the torn medial meniscus in his left knee. Rose, 28, has had two surgeries on each of his knees and his future as a Knick is murky. Dr. Armin Tehrany, orthopedist surgeon and knee specialist for Manhattan Orthopedic Care, told The Post the latest injury is wear and tear (degenerative cartilage) — not one specific play. In a phone interview, Dr. Tehrany described Rose as being at definite risk for another knee injury because of his “playing style” and genetics. But he believes Rose can return to his former explosiveness.
Al Iannazzone: Knicks announce Derrick Rose had his left knee scoped, and that he can resume basketball activities in 3-6 weeks.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Derrick Rose will be a free agent in July, and sources say the recovery time on torn meniscus in his left knee expected to be 6-to-8 weeks.
Adam Zagoria: #Knicks say an MRI of D. Rose's left knee revealed a torn meniscus that will require an arthroscopy. Done for the season.
Adrian Wojnarowski: New York's Derrick Rose has suffered a torn meniscus in his knee and will miss remainder of the season, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Chris Forsberg: Both Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony are out for the Knicks vs. Boston today, according to coach Jeff Hornacek.
Derrick Rose saw an eye specialist after Sunday’s game after taking an inadvertent elbow in his left eye from Kristaps Porzingis in the first quarter. It’s the same eye that required surgery to repair a left orbital fracture during training camp in 2015 when Bulls teammate Taj Gibson elbowed him in practice.
Rose said he had trouble seeing during Sunday’s game, but he still was able to score 28 points in the loss to the Warriors. The doctors checked his vision as a precaution and Rose said they told him everything was OK. He said he iced it during the game and throughout the night and Monday to keep the swelling down.
Ian Begley: Derrick Rose will return tonight. He missed four games with an ankle injury. Joakim Noah (hamstring) is out.
Rose is expected to return from a four-game absence Monday. “We did a little half-court scrimmaging where he had to go side to side and he looked pretty good there,’’ Hornacek said. “He didn’t wince or make faces. If he wakes up and hasn’t regressed, he’ll be ready to go.”
Derrick Rose will miss his third straight game due to a sprained ankle against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday. Kristaps Porzingis, however, is available to play and expected to start after sitting out the Knicks' loss in Washington on Tuesday due to illness.
Al Iannazzone: Derrick Rose is out of walking boot, in sneakers, shooting set shots. Still limping. Hornacek said he was out tonight and probably tomorrow.
Derrick Rose will miss Sunday's game against the Atlanta Hawks because of a sprained left ankle that could keep him out of multiple games for the New York Knicks. The Knicks announced that Rose would be unavailable prior to facing the Hawks. He suffered the injury on Friday night in a win over the Charlotte Hornets.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Derrick Rose has a sprained left ankle and will not return against Charlotte. He underwent X-rays which were negative.
Rose missed his fourth game in the past 10 days Saturday against the Nuggets because of a tight back. During that span, he played only one quarter of another game — at Phoenix on Tuesday. The Knicks want to make sure when Rose finally returns, it’s for good, meaning they won’t rush him back. Rose hasn’t ruled out playing in Tuesday’s home game against the Pacers but wants to be 100 percent. “I hate missing [games] but I have to be smart about it,’’ Rose said before the Knicks’ 127-114 loss. “I want to play consistent games instead of playing one game, aggravating something and missing two games. I want to play consistent games. I don’t want to come back too soon.’’
Ian Begley: Derrick Rose will not play tonight against the Golden State Warriors, according to the Knicks. Rose suffered back spasms on Tuesday vs. PHO.
Ian Begley: Derrick Rose tells reporters in LA that he's playing tonight vs. LAL & there's "nothing wrong" with his back anymore, per @Ramona Shelburne.
Derrick Rose was in a panic at the United Center last week, convinced that his former team had stolen back his "unicorn." For an estimated 10 to 15 minutes following New York's victory over the Bulls, Rose's heavy ball was out of sight — prompting the famously calm point guard to launch on the offensive. "I asked one of the (Bulls) assistant coaches like, 'Man, give me my f---king ball, brah. Like, where is my ball?'"
Armstrong wouldn’t guarantee an injury-free campaign but said Rose’s seriousness toward rehab is never an issue. He also raised the notion Rose’s slithering-to-the-basket, physical game is also a factor in why his return to All-Star level has taken longer than others.
“You can do everything you can and things happen,’’ Armstrong said. “One thing I’ll never question is his preparation for the season. It certainly won’t be for a lack of trying. “His style of playing is different and that hasn’t been discussed. That’s what makes him unique. I can’t recall another guard who plays like that. You might see some running backs who are very physical running backs. That’s going to have an impact on how he comes back compared to a running back who uses speed and quickness.’’
But everything changed once that news came out. Rose's image took its first big hit as his undermanned teammates plugged along without him. The Bulls' front office, which continued to stand behind him publicly, wondered privately whether Rose was making his own decisions or listening instead to the advice of his brother Reggie and his agent, former Bulls guard B.J. Armstrong. For one of the first times in Rose's storybook career, he didn't have the full support of everyone around him. For an affable 24-year-old who was always trying to please everybody, he now realized that wasn't possible. Rose chose to sit out the entire season. His teammates stood behind him at every turn. So did the front office and coaches, even if some didn't agree with the decision. Rose made his choice and never wavered, but his relationship with the team and city he loves so much was never quite the same.
“I think it would have been as devastating as Derrick Rose's ACL injury [in 2012] was to adidas,” one industry marketing source told The Vertical. “Nike has the brand equity to survive injuries to their signature athletes. When injuries happen to star players at competing brands, consumers often assume it's the fault of the sneaker brand the athlete is wearing. Yet, with Nike, consumers never blame the product.”
Mike McGraw: Hoiberg says Rose is getting MRI on left elbow today; status for Sat vs Detroit unknown. #Bulls
In other injury related news, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is "50-50" to play against the Raptors as he continues to recover from a left groin strain. "Jimmy's good to go, he had a good shootaround," Hoiberg said. "He had a really good day [Sunday]. Derrick didn't participate in anything [Sunday], went through most of shootaround. He's still a little bit tight. We'll go back, get a treatment at the hotel, warm him up tonight and make a gametime decision. We'll say right now [Rose is] 50-50 [to play]."
Nick Friedell: Fred Hoiberg says Derrick Rose tweaked his groin late in 4th quarter last night. He is out tonight vs. Heat. es.pn/1XjjEmp
Vincent Goodwill: Rose, asked if he’ll ease his way back into action: "Hell no, I’m try to go all out."
Vincent Goodwill: Nothing official but it seems like Rose will give it a go vs Miami. Hoiberg said if he plays he'll be on quick spurts to build stamina
Vincent Goodwill: Hoiberg said Rose will be a gametime decision tomorrow in Miami. Hoiberg is “hopeful” he’ll play on this trip
K.C. Johnson: Hoiberg:"Nobody wants to be out there more than Derrick does. He cannot explode off that leg. Working him out, you can see it. He’s limping"
Nick Friedell: Derrick Rose will not play against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night because of ongoing issues with hamstring tendonitis. Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg says that as of now Rose does not need an MRI, but he does not sound confident that Rose would play Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers. "Still too early to tell," Hoiberg said before Friday's game. "But if he feels like he did today then no. But who knows? Hopefully hell make some improvement overnight and get treatment [Saturday], see how he feels."
Vincent Goodwill: I asked Derrick Rose if someone told him before the season if he would take 69-70 games, he said: "Hell yeah. With everything I’ve been through..." Rose is on pace to play 70 games this season, his most since the 2010-11 season.
May 20, 2022 | 8:25 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: 2021-22 NBA All-Defensive teams: First team: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mikal Bridges, Rudy Gobert, Jaren Jackson Jr., Marcus Smart Second team: Bam Adebayo, Draymond Green, Jrue Holiday, Matisse Thybulle, Robert Williams III
Bobby Marks: Robert Williams has a $223,215 bonus as part of his rookie extension. However, because Williams is still in the fourth year of his rookie scale contract, the bonus is not earned. The bonus is now deemed likely and his cap hit for 2022-23 is adjusted to $10,937,502.
Melissa Rohlin: Gary Payton II (fractured left elbow) has started to do various light individual on-court activities and will be re-evaluated in one week. Andre Iguodala (disc injury in his neck) continues to show progress and an update will come when he’s cleared to practice.
May 20, 2022 | 7:27 pm EDT Update
The Lakers appear poised to make a decision on their coaching position soon, with Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham, Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson and former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts the finalists for the job that became vacant when Frank Vogel was fired at season’s end. But as the final round of interviews is set, sources tell The Athletic that Ham appears to have made the strongest impression yet.
In terms of the Lakers’ preferences, sources say team officials have prioritized a coach who can command respect and authority from the locker room and who has a strong enough presence and voice to manage the varying roles and relationships across the roster. Those characteristics bode well for Ham’s candidacy. Throughout assistant coaching stops with the Lakers, Hawks and Bucks, Ham has been known for his no-nonsense style and ability to resonate with his players — attributes that have stood out in his communication with the Lakers thus far as well, sources said.