Obviously, one of the biggest things that NBA teams consider when trading for players or making signings in free agency is a player’s injury history. When it comes to Derrick Rose, who has one of the more checkered injury histories in professional sports, it was interesting that the Cavs chose to extend an offer to the veteran point guard.
Derrick Rose Injury Means Cleveland Cavaliers Got What They Paid For
A few games in, Rose is having more issues with his ankle. Jason Lloyd of The Athletic reports that things aren’t looking great in Cleveland, as Rose will be out for the team’s upcoming game against the Orlando Magic.
Rose’s injury happened during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Oct. 20. This comes early on in what Rose surely hoped was a year to turn things around after the Cavaliers signed him in the summer for the veteran’s minimum.
As of the writing of this article, no official timetable has been set as to when Rose will be back and ready to go, but it’s not looking great for the Cavs moving forward. Rose was supposed to take over for Isaiah Thomas, who’s out for at least another month with a long-term injury. Rose can’t replace Thomas if he, too, is injured, leaving Cleveland’s point guard position depleted.
The injury issues began for Rose in the 2012 postseason, when an ACL injury started an unfortunate domino effect for the now 29-year-old. Rose was in MVP form back then as a member of the Chicago Bulls, but it’s hard to believe that he’ll come anywhere close to that for the remainder of his career.
To replace the injured Rose, the Cavs will now turn to veteran point guard Jose Calderon. Cleveland is looking to remain relevant in an Eastern Conference that, overall, hasn’t been looking too hot early on this season.
Calderon has averaged less than 10 points and just over six assists per game over the course of his career.
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