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Derrick Rose | Guard | #1

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
College: Memphis
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (1) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Derrick Rose (left ankle) already had a bone spur prior to joining the Cavs, according to's Dave McMenamin.
According to the report, the team became aware of the condition after Rose underwent imaging on his ankle after hurting it against the Milwaukee Bucks in late October. As mentioned earlier, surgery could be an option for Rose, but he did address the media today. Dec 8 - 6:46 PM

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Derrick Rose said he has a bone spur in his left ankle and that a procedure may be necessary if his "rehab does not take."

Rose addressed the media on Friday for the first time since leaving the team last month. The Cavs, who have won 13 straight games, are rolling right now and it's probably best for the team if they don't have to deal with the distraction of Rose's return. Thus, expect Cleveland to give Derrick as much time as necessary to rehab in an effort to get as close to 100 percent healthy as possible. With Isaiah Thomas (hip) also returning soon, Rose's future in Cleveland is cloudy. He can be left on waivers.
Dec 8 - 11:14 AM

The Cavaliers announced on Monday that Derrick Rose will rejoin the team and "resume the treatment and rehabilitation process for his left ankle injury."

"This has been a very challenging and difficult time for Derrick," Cavs GM Koby Altman said. "We will continue to provide him with support and have patience as he re-joins his teammates and works his way back on to the court." He was away from the team for nearly two weeks while evaluating his future, and there's no timetable for Rose to resume playing. Fantasy owners can ignore him anyways with his averages of 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.4 triples, and Isaiah Thomas (hip) is due back soon anyways.
Dec 4 - 10:35 AM

Derrick Rose flew to Cleveland on Monday morning and is expected to meet with the front office.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowksi is reporting that Rose will now "begin the process of returning to the team." The Cavs had some "positive contact" with Rose recently and several players voiced their support, so it sounds like the team will welcome him back. We will hopefully have an idea about his timetable at the conclusion of the meeting, but Rose isn't a great stash in fantasy.
Dec 4 - 9:36 AM

Derrick Rose reportedly wants to return to the Cavaliers.

He's been in contact with GM Koby Altman and the Cavs are expected to make an announcement on Sunday regarding his future. Regardless of what happens, fantasy owners have likely seen enough and should continue to ignore him.
Dec 3 - 10:18 AM

Cavs coach Ty Lue said there has been positive contact with Derrick Rose.

He didn't specific what positive contact and mentioned general manager Koby Altman is the man to talk to. Rose is not expected back soon as he figures out his future in basketball. He's expected to be re-evaluated next week.
Source: ESPN
Dec 2 - 6:13 PM

Derrick Rose (ankle) is expected to be re-evaluated next week.

In addition to dealing with an ankle injury, Rose is contemplating his retirement, so healthy or not he might not make it back to Cleveland. Leave him on the wire.
Nov 28 - 5:52 PM

Cavaliers coach Ty Lue said he expects Derrick Rose (ankle, personal) to be back with the team, but he would not provide a timetable.

"Take as long as he wants to take and we wish him well and we want him back," Lue added. In case you missed it, Rose is away from the Cavaliers and is evaluating his future in basketball because he's "tired of being hurt." Despite Lue's comments, it's not a lock that Rose will play in the NBA again.
Nov 24 - 6:26 PM

Derrick Rose is away from the team and is evaluating his future in basketball, according to

Rose's commitment has been questioned before, so this isn't really a total stunner like it would be for most former MVPs. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Rose is "tired of being hurt" and it's taking a toll on him mentally. For now, expect Rose to get some time off to figure out what he wants to do.
Nov 24 - 2:11 PM

Derrick Rose (ankle) will miss at least the next two weeks.

This isn't surprising and the Cavs will just be careful with the oft-injured guard. Iman Shumpert could get some more starts, but Jeff Green ha likely benefited the most because of players moving around. There isn't much to like on adds in fantasy from the Rose news. Also, Channing Frye should play more, so keep an eye on that.
Nov 17 - 5:49 PM

Derrick Rose (ankle) won't play on Monday vs. the Knicks.

This is his third straight game on the shelf and seventh overall because of his ankle. The Cavs have said that Rose won't return until he's 100 percent, so he's safe to bench in weekly leagues with two more games on the schedule in Week 5 (Wednesday vs. CHA and Friday vs. DET). Shumpert will make his third straight start and is averaging 6.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals over his last two games.
Nov 13 - 10:36 AM

Derrick Rose (ankle) will not play Saturday vs. the Mavs.

Iman Shumpert will start at point guard vs. Dallas. Rose was held out of Thursday's contest due to "continuing discomfort in his left ankle." Rose also missed four games in late October due to pain in the same ankle. A variety of nagging leg injuries have plagued Rose the last few years, so his inability to stay on the floor this season isn't overly surprising.
Nov 11 - 11:47 AM

Derrick Rose will miss Thursday's game vs. the Rockets because of "continuing discomfort in his left ankle."

He missed four games earlier this season because of the same ankle, but it hasn't been determined yet if he will miss Saturday's game vs. Dallas well. Rose has been a disaster in Cleveland with a 118.5 defensive rating, and his averages of 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.4 triples makes him a low-end fantasy asset best. Iman Shumpert will draw the start in his absence with Jose Calderon backing him up.
Source: ESPN
Nov 9 - 9:27 AM

Derrick Rose did not play well during Sunday's loss to the Hawks, finishing with 10 points, three rebounds, one assist, one block and four turnovers in 20 minutes.

Rose just isn’t a great fit in Cleveland, and should probably spend less time looking for his shot and more time trying to get his teammates involved. He forced up a lot of bad shots in this one (4-of-12 from the field), and as per usual with Rose, the lack of diversity in his stat lines makes him an unattractive asset in most leagues. It’ll only get worse once Isaiah Thomas (hip) gets back to the court.
Nov 5 - 6:18 PM

According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, Derrick Rose will have a strict 28-to-31-minute restriction all season no matter how well he plays.

"Let me say, for one, I’m just happy to be a part of this team, part of something that I think is special," Rose said. "A minute restriction, there’s nothing I can do about that. But with me having all these injuries in my past, I’m kind of used to it." Rose added that he's on board with the plan, but this really won't matter much around the new year when the Cavaliers get Isaiah Thomas back.
Source: ESPN
Nov 5 - 10:06 AM

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All Positions
PG1Derrick Rose
2Jose Calderon
3Isaiah Thomas
4London Perrantes
SG1J.R. Smith
2Dwyane Wade
3Kyle Korver
4Iman Shumpert
5John Holland
SF1LeBron James
2Jeff Green
3Cedi Osman
PF1Jae Crowder
2Channing Frye
C1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson