Derrick Rose reports to Cavs; resumes rehab on ankle

The former MVP had been communicating with his agent and a few people within the Cavaliers organization, while he contemplated retirement.

Kahron Spearman

ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday morning that following self-imposed leave, point guard Derrick Rose has flown back to Cleveland to meet with the Cavaliers' front office, to work toward rejoining the team.

He's expected to continue rehab on his ankle.

"Rose has been communicating with only a scant few people, but his agent, B.J. Armstrong of Wasserman Media Group, and Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman have had a steady and cordial dialogue leading to Rose's return," says Woj.

This has been a very challenging and difficult time for Derrick. 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.

Koby Altman
General manager, Cleveland Cavaliers

The Chicago native has missed 16 of the Cavs' 23 games this season, including the last 12. The scalding hot Cavaliers are on an 11-game winning streak.