Derrick Rose Taking a Leave of Absence, Unsure of Future in the NBA
Is retirement near?
As ESPN reports, Rose has dealt with a series of injuries in recent years and is currently “seriously re-evaluating” his future in professional basketball. Rose has sat out the last seven games, and is reportedly “frustrated with his injuries.” “He’s tired of being hurt and it’s taking a toll on him mentally,” one source revealed to ESPN. Rose’s last major injury was a rolled ankle, which occurred on October 20. At the time, Rose classified the wound as a “jacked-up ankle.”
While adidas and Rose’s partnership still has six years and close to $70 million remaining, that contract would be voided if the 29-year-old chose to exit the NBA. Before his current tenure with the Cavaliers, Rose played for the New York Knicks.