ESPN's Woj reports Derrick Rose staying in touch with Cavaliers

Rose is said to be mulling over his future in the NBA, deciding if he wants to continue rehabbing a sprained ankle that has kept him out eight games.

Kahron Spearman

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose is still in contact with the team's front office during his self-imposed leave as he decides on his NBA future.

His status is currently undetermined. The 29-year-old former MVP has missed most of the Cavs' season, missing 12 of 19 games, including the last eight from a badly sprained ankle.

Rose is deliberating whether he wants to work toward returning from a sprained ankle to rejoin the Cavaliers this season, or even continue his NBA career, league sources said.

Adrian Wojnarowski
NBA Reporter, ESPN

Wojnarowski wrote, citing sources: "Rose's increasing frustration with injuries is causing him to question his desire to continue playing. The mental toll from a series of significant injuries that have diminished the production of the youngest NBA Most Valuable Player in history has played a part in the personal soul-searching on Rose's future."