Derrick Rose has made a lot of money playing in the NBA, and with most of the explosiveness that made him an MVP gone — the Chicago product is now reportedly contemplating retirement.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com — Rose has stepped away from the Cavs — as he ponders his life and where the NBA fits inside of it.
As one Cavaliers source tells ESPN about Rose: “He’s tired of being hurt and it’s taking a toll on him mentally.”
The report comes hours after Isaiah Thomas was observed playing one on one, further pushing Rose’s role with the Cavs into a cloud of uncertainty.
It’s the second time Rose has taken a personal leave — going AWOL on the Knicks in January before a game against the Pelicans.
Rose has been out of the lineup since Nov. 7, after suffering a sprained left — isn’t playing that bad, averaging 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.7 turnovers in seven appearances for Cleveland.