Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose has had a rollercoaster time already this season.

After testing the free agent market, Rose had to sign for the veteran’s minimum with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a move most people liked, as they would finally get to see Rose and LeBron on the same team for the first time ever — discounting All-Star teams.

Even though most thought a move to Cleveland would be another new beginning for Rose, the Rose of old began to rear it’s ugly head, as the 2011 MVP went down with a left ankle sprain early on this season, and has only played in a total of 7 games out of 22 for the Cavs.

Then something weird happened: Rose just went away. He left the team for personal reasons, wanting to take a step back and reassess where he was in life and if he wanted to continue playing basketball full stop. That’s a pretty big decision to make, especially when you consider Rose is only 29 years old.

Rose has missed 11 games during his sabbatical, which has given him enough time to mull over his options. The 3-time All-Star will be returning to the Cavaliers.

According to The Athletic:

“Derrick Rose wants to come back. Where he fits now remains to be seen. Rose has been in contact with Cavs GM Koby Altman in recent days and has expressed a desire to return, The Athletic has learned. The Cavs are expected to have an announcement regarding Rose on Sunday.”

This is good news for both the Cavs and Rose, and even us NBA fans, as many thought Rose’s career would have been over after the announcement was made public. Thankfully though, none of us are going to be robbed of Rose taking the floor for the rest of the season.

 

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