Derrick Rose returns to Cavaliers after leaving team

Report: Derrick Rose to Begin Process of Returning to Cleveland Cavaliers

However, the Cavaliers announced that Rose would be undergoing treatment on his ankle on November 17, which became a potential breaking point for Rose and his National Basketball Association career. Rose's status will be updated as appropriate when he reaches the point of returning to play. Rose left the Cavaliers briefly, because the constant injuries he's faced in the latter half of his career have left him mentally drained.

"This has been a very challenging and hard time for Derrick", Cleveland general manager Kolby Altman said in the statement. "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", Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman said. While we don't know for sure if he'll ever suit up for a game again, it sounds like he's back with the organization at least while he recovers from an ankle injury.

Rose made a decision to leave the team to evaluate his life and career, and speculation about the point guard retiring began to swirl online.

In the absence of the 29-year-old, the Cavaliers have been red-hot having reeled off 11 straight wins.

Cavaliers All-Star LeBron James said "it's impossible" to understand what Rose is going through.

He spent the 2016-17 campaign with the New York Knicks, averaging 18 points per game over 64 contests.

With Isaiah Thomas out with a hip injury, D.Rose was the starting point guard in the seven games he played but there's no guarantee he will automatically assume that spot once he recovers.

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