The Minnesota Timberwolves are not officially out of the playoff chase, but to reach that difficult goal, they’ll have to do so with a decidedly shorthanded roster. The team announced today that forward Robert Covington and guards Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague are all expected to miss the rest of the season due to injury. Rose and Teague had missed the last four games with injury, with Rose suffering with soreness and swelling in his right elbow while Teague had re-aggravated a left foot injury originally suffered in December.
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Dane Moore: Robert Covington, Luol Deng, Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague will all miss the Timberwolves Thursday evening game against Charlotte. Taj Gibson is also questionable to play — he missed the second half on Tuesday with a calf strain. Running out of 30 year-olds quick…
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague, Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Robert Covington are all OUT tonight against the Warriors. No specific updates on timetables for any of those players.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose is out tonight
Christopher Hine: At practice today, Ryan Saunders said Jeff Teague went back to Minnesota for further evaluation on his left foot injury. Derrick Rose “did some things” at practice. Saunders said Rose would be questionable for tomorrow.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague are out. Wiggins a game-time decision Ryan Saunders said.
Dane Moore: Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague and Andrew Wiggins — all of whom missed Tuesday’s game in Denver are questionable to play Thursday in Utah. Karl-Anthony Towns is probable to play in that game. His knee ailment is inflammation/stiffness that he doesn’t anticipate missing time for.
Dane Moore: Karl-Anthony Towns is PROBABLE to play tonight against Denver. Andrew Wiggins, Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose are questionable. Robert Covington and Luol Deng are both out.
Dane Moore: Derrick Rose says “I’m back tonight.”
Dane Moore: Derrick Rose mentioned today that he may have came back “too soon” earlier this year. Rose: “You have to really pay attention to what’s going on with your body. I think that I’m the only person that knows how I feel. And the last couple times I came back was probably too soon.”
Jon Krawczynski: Derrick Rose is OUT for tomorrow with a sprained right ankle. Happened in the second half on Saturday against Denver
Kyle Ratke: Derrick Rose officially available for the Wolves tonight vs. Denver
Dane Moore: Derrick Rose is a game-time decision. Ryan Saunders said Rose won’t start if he plays.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose said he’s going to try and “give it a go” tonight.
Andy Larsen: Derrick Rose is out tonight. Gorgui Dieng still probable.
Christopher Hine: Covington, Teague, Jones are out for Sunday. Rose is questionable and Dieng is probable.
Jon Krawczynski: Teague and Rose both out tonight. Get ready for more point Wiggins
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose are expected to play, per Ryan Saunders
Dane Moore: Derrick Rose says he’s playing tonight
Christopher Hine: Robert Covington questionable for tomorrow’s game because of right ankle soreness. Jeff Teague upgraded to questionable from his usual doubtful. Derrick Rose still doubtful. Maybe there’s a chance the Wolves get Teague back tomorrow.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague are out again tonight for the Timberwolves.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague are officially out tonight for the Timberwolves.
Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose left Friday night’s game in overtime against the Hawks with a sprained right ankle. He didn’t return. Rose had already done plenty of damage in the game, finishing with 25 points and nine assists. Rose was held out on Dec. 23 against the Thunder, but that was due to a sore left ankle, so for better or worse, it’s a different ankle. Rose will be re-evaluated on Saturday, which is a scheduled off-day for the team.
Darren Wolfson: #Twolves guard Derrick Rose had to buy 50 tickets for tonight’s game, which is actually light, he said. He is technically a game-time decision at Chicago w/ that ankle injury, but is expected to play. pic.twitter.com/ciG9lWj8yn
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose is out tonight, per Thibs. Tyus Jones to get the start.
Christopher Hine: Tom Thibodeau said Derrick Rose just went through the walk-through portion of today’s practice for the Timberwolves. They’ll evaluate and see how he is tomorrow.
Jon Krawczynski: Derrick Rose is out tonight. Wiggins and Teague in, Thibs says
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose said KAT had accidentally knocked him in the face, and that’s why he was out late in the game. Rose was worried about his surgically repaired eye. Felt like he was OK but said he was going to get an X-Ray on it.
Jovan Buha: Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose are both playing tonight, per Thibs.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose is questionable tonight. Jeff Teague is out for the Timberwolves vs. the Clippers.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose will not play tonight, according to the Timberwolves.
Jon Krawczynski: Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague officially listed as questionable for tonight. Jimmy Butler remains out.
Jon Krawczynski: Thibs says swelling is down in Derrick Rose’s ankle. He’s making progress but will be out tonight
Ian Begley: Derrick Rose will not play tonight against the Knicks or tomorrow against Philadelphia due to a sprained right ankle, the Timberwolves say.
Jon Krawczynski: Thibs: Rose is Day to Day with sprained right ankle
The Timberwolves are signing guard Derrick Rose for the rest of the season, a source confirmed to the Star Tribune. ESPN first reported the news Thursday. Rose, 29, figures to give the Wolves scoring off the bench as they try to make a push for their first playoff berth since 2004. Minnesota has been shorthanded since guard Jimmy Butler was injured last month.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs Derrick Rose is a go for tonight. Rose will come off the bench. He will be on a minutes restriction.
Dave McMenamin: The Cavs say Derrick Rose is probable tonight. Iman Shumpert is still out.
Derrick Rose could return to the court for the Cavaliers during this five-game road trip, and coach Tyronn Lue spelled out Friday how he would fit into the rotation. Rose, who hasn’t played since Nov. 7 because of a sprained left ankle and bone spurs, will take minutes and even games away from Dwyane Wade in an effort to preserve Wade for the postseason.
Lue said Wade is on board with his plan for Rose to take some of his time. “I talked to him already,” Lue said. “(Wade is) 50-years old, so, sometimes you just don’t have it. But with all the guys being out, just don’t have the luxury right now. So we talked about it. He understands and he’s for it.”
Rose said he is pain free in his left ankle, which he first sprained Oct. 20 in the second game of the season. “I haven’t had any pain, I haven’t had any setbacks,” Rose said. “If anything I’ve been progressing every day and every week, so I’m on the right track.”
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.
Marla Ridenour: Derrick Rose riding exercise bike in corner at #Cavs shootaround
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.
Jason Lloyd: Derrick Rose (ankle) will miss at least two more weeks, Ty Lue said.
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.
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs Iman Shumpert starting for Derrick Rose (sore ankle) tonight vs Rockets
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
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Michael Wilbon of ESPN is reporting that Rivers was told to not take the Lakers job because of superstar small forward LeBron James and his refusal to be coached. “There are people in Southern California right in that environment telling Doc, ‘You don’t want do this.’ And one of those reasons is simply LeBron James. He’s been told by people – and I know this – LeBron doesn’t want to be coached.”
Now that Russell is getting some good pub — the narratives flipping from lottery bust to Magic Johnson gave up on him too quickly — he won’t let it distract him. “I’ve been on the worst side of the tilt,” Russell said after Thursday’s practice at Santa Monica High School. “So to now to be on this side where we’re having a little success, I’ve seen both narratives. I’ve seen every narrative you could throw. When it comes to preparing myself for them, I’ve looked in the mirror and I’ve put myself in the situation before [the media] could.”
James Ham: According to Joerger, no structural damage to Harry Giles leg. Just a thigh bruise and it stiffened up a bit during the half. No reason to risk anything more so Kings shut him down for the evening.