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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 scored nine points with three rebounds, one assist and one block in 13 minutes against the Magic on Thursday.
He played fairly mistake-free ball, but Rose wasn't really running the offense and stood in the corner a bunch. With Isaiah Thomas back in action and the Cavs second unit having some capable scorers, it's going to be really tough for Rose to produce value in even 16-team leagues while the team is healthy. Jan 18 - 10:35 PM

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Derrick Rose (knee) will play off the Cavaliers' bench on Thursday.

The Cavs haven't cited a specific minute-limit for Rose, but we're not expecting him to play much and he's not worth a pickup with Isaiah Thomas healthy. Among other concerns, coach Ty Lue has hinted that Rose's workload will only increase on nights when Dwyane Wade is rested. Daily Slant: Despite Rose's return, Isaiah Thomas is still an elite DFS play on this slate. His price is only going to rise from this point forward and if his 33 minutes on Monday is any indication, he's about ready to be unleashed. The ORL/CLE tilt is probably a slate-changer - if this one stays competitive, both teams play such horrific defense that it has potential to turn into a shootout. Thomas is the top dollar per point play on the CLE side.
Jan 18 - 5:29 PM

Derrick Rose (ankle) is listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. the Magic.

Rose will go through the morning shootaround, so he should be ready to return tonight barring any setbacks. With Isaiah Thomas ramping up his workload, there's no reason to add Rose in most formats.
Jan 18 - 10:52 AM

Derrick Rose (ankle) and Iman Shumpert (knee) practiced on Wednesday.

Rose said he thinks he'll be able to give it a go on Thursday against the Magic, but he wants to test his ankle at shootaround before making an official decision. That said, as long as the Cavs are healthy, neither of these guys will be on the floor enough to make an impact in fantasy hoops.
Jan 17 - 1:04 PM

Derrick Rose might return to the Cavaliers in the next game or two, according to Marv Albert (via Tyronn Lue) on the TNT broadcast Monday night.

Rose last played on Nov. 7 and we should have more details on Tuesday, but with Isaiah Thomas back for the Cavs, Rose's role is expected to be fairly limited, if he's even healthy enough to play. Stay tuned.
Jan 15 - 10:50 PM

Derrick Rose (ankle) has been ruled out for the remainder of Cleveland's road trip.

Rose is getting close, but he won't play Thursday in Toronto or Friday in Indiana. Maybe he'll be able to get back out there for Cleveland's home game against Golden State on January 15, but with Isaiah Thomas back in action, Rose is unlikely to earn enough minutes with the Cavs to have any impact in fantasy hoops. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 10 - 12:06 PM

Coach Tyronn Lue said that Derrick Rose (ankle) could return during the Cavs current road trip.

The Cavs are currently in the middle of a five-game road swing. After playing Saturday night in Orlando, they play Monday and Thursday, before concluding the trip Friday in Indiana. Lue told reporters that upon his return, Rose will take minutes and games away from Dwyane Wade. Lue wants to prevent both Wade and Isaiah Thomas from playing in back-to-backs, which will open up some playing time for Rose. "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.
Jan 5 - 1:34 PM

Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said Derrick Rose (ankle) is "moving better than he has in a while."

"D Rose looked good the other day," Lue said on Saturday. "First time I seen him run without a limp. He was going through some stuff. He was doing three-man weave with a lot of pace and speed." The Cavaliers still aren't providing a timetable, so it's safe to assume that Isaiah Thomas (hip) will make it back to the court before Rose. Leave him on the wire.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 10:14:00 AM

Derrick Rose (left ankle) said he's in no rush to get back to the court.

"It’s really no rush. It’s really about rehabbing my ankle," said Rose. "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." Rose said he's progressed to running and he sees a light at the end of the tunnel, but with Isaiah Thomas (hip) due back any day now, there won't be many minutes available for Rose once he is able to get back out there. Leave him on the wire.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 12:31:00 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 06:46:00 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 11:14:00 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.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 10:35:00 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.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 09:36:00 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.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 10:18:00 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
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 06:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

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