Derrick Rose has made a lot of money playing in the NBA, and with most of the explosiveness that made him an MVP gone, the Chicago product is now reportedly contemplating retirement.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com, Rose has stepped away from the Cavs as he ponders his life and where the NBA fits inside of it.
As one Cavaliers source tells ESPN about Rose: “He’s tired of being hurt and it’s taking a toll on him mentally.”
The report comes hours after Isaiah Thomas was observed playing one-on-one, further pushing Rose’s role with the Cavs into a cloud of uncertainty.

It’s the second time Rose has taken a personal leave, going AWOL on the Knicks in January before a game against the Pelicans.

Rose has been out of the lineup since Nov. 7 after suffering a sprained left ankle. He isn’t playing that bad, averaging 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.7 turnovers in seven appearances for Cleveland.


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