Furthermore, the recent turmoil surrounding point guard Derrick Rose's latest injury has seemingly come to a close with the former MVP reportedly interested in returning to the team. However, it appears he has made his return to the team. It takes time to build trust. "But I think our front office has talked to him and we're excited about his return", LeBron James said, sitting courtside at a United Center Rose used to dominate. "Everyone welcomed him back and is happy he is here, and that's it".
"Just going through his rehab now, trying to get healthy", Lue said. He's expected to speak to the media for the first time since his sabbatical commenced. You want to just get out of the game.
Lue said he was unaware if Rose kept up his ankle rehab on his own time while he was away from the team. He suffered a left ankle injury seven games into the campaign and despite proving his worth by averaging 14.3 points in 26.9 minutes per contest, he left the team completely to contemplate his next move. The Cavs reeled off 12 straight wins (and counting) with Rose out of the lineup and settled into a rhythm with Jose Calderon as the starting point guard.
Last season with the New York Knicks, Rose played 64 games and signed a one-year deal with the Cavaliers for the veterans minimum of $2.1 million.
"It was just good to have him back and hear him talk, because he's not a big talker, "Lue noted. 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".
All that's standing in the way of the Cavaliers tying their franchise-record 13-game winning streak is a victory against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.