Derrick Rose may not return to Cavs

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Per Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin of ESPN, Derrick Rose has been away from the Cleveland Cavaliers "for the better part of a week" and is evaluating his National Basketball Association future.

The 2011 League MVP is said to be "seriously re-evaluating" what the road forward looks like, as frustration mounts over his nagging injuries.

League sources indicated to there is "growing uncertainty inside and outside the organization" as to whether Rose will return.

Derrick Rose was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player following the 2010-11 season.

Wojnarowski is reporting Rose is "tired of being hurt and it's taking a toll on him mentally".

Rose also dealt with some significant lows with multiple knee injuries, which cost him all of 2012-13 and all but 10 games in 2013-14.

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After injuring his ankle in late October, Rose came back to play in five more games for the Cavaliers before being benched again with the injury on November 9.

He was placed in a walking boot last week when the ankle wasn't deemed to be healing sufficiently.

The three-time All-Star signed a one-year contract worth just over $2.1 million with the Cavs during the offseason after spending 2016-17 with the New York Knicks.

The Cavs desperately need guards - at least until Isaiah Thomas returns - but given how far Rose has fallen on the court, his absence won't be too devastating a blow. It's understandable given the fact that Rose has averaged less than 50 games per season after missing the entire campaign after he tore his ACL.

However, Thomas is still recovering from a hip injury sustained last season with Boston, and Rose was thrust into a starting role.