After Extended Leave, Derrick Rose Returns to Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of an 11-game win streak and with injuries still ailing the team, it seems like the Cavs are ready to receive a slight boost in their depth.
Take this whatever way you want, but Derrick Rose reportedly flew back to Cleveland this morning and plans to report to the Cleveland Cavaliers. After taking a self-imposed leave of absence from the team before Thanksgiving to ponder retirement and his playing future, it appears as though Rose is back with a clear mind and with a willingness to contribute.
Battling an ankle injury early in the season, Rose will meet with the Cavaliers front office and will begin the process of returning to the roster.
“He wants to be back, and he wants to play,” Said Head Coach Ty Lue. “And he’s too young. Too young, too talented to give it up this early. I know he’s frustrated, but like I said, I’m glad he’s in a good place now, and we’re glad to have him back.”
In just seven games played this season, Rose has been productive, averaging 14.3-points per game on 47% shooting from the field.