Kenny Smith: ‘He’ll never be the D-Rose that we’ve seen’

On Friday, Cavaliers G Derrick Rose addressed the media on why he left the team after injuring his ankle a few weeks back.

“I was just figuring things out. Thinking about this and that, but I’m here for my team. I’m here to win. And that’s one of the reasons why I came back,” Rose said.

Rose says he has a bone spur in his left ankle. The 29-year-old guard stated that he might need a procedure to correct it.

TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith gave his thoughts on the future of Rose:

“If he plays, he’s going to be playing backup point guard, so he’s not going to be playing starters minutes, especially when Isaiah Thomas comes back,” Smith told TMZ Sports. “So, anytime you have another guy that can come in with experience, that understands the game, and he’s playing with LeBron(James). When you play with LeBron James, the game becomes easier.”

According to Rose, his $80 million dollar contract with Adidas has no bearing on his future, and Smith agrees:

“He would have never left the team if it was about the Adidas money. I believe this is genuine. He’ll never be D-Rose that we’ve seen. He can contribute,” Smith said.

Hopefully, Rose can get back on the court, but sadly, he may never be the guy that he once was before the injuries.

Report: Derrick Rose pondering basketball future

According to ESPN, Cavaliers G Derrick Rose is away from the team thinking about his basketball future. Rose, who is out after spraining his left ankle, has played in only seven of the Cavaliers 18 games.

Rose, 29, signed a one-year deal with Cleveland in the offseason.

Rose won the MVP in 2011.

However, after he tore his ACL in 2012, Rose has never been the same.

Derrick Rose sprains ankle; should it have been a flagrant foul?(watch)

Cavaliers G Derrick Rose left the team’s 116-97 victory over the Bucks with a sprained left ankle on Friday night. Rose injured his ankle after getting fouled by the Bucks’ Greg Monroe on a layup attempt.

After the game, Rose was furious that a flagrant foul was not called on the play.

“I think I’m the only person in the league that’s not getting a flagrant for that call, bro,” Rose said.

You be the judge: flagrant or not?

https://twitter.com/_MarcusD2_/status/921540758586486784

 

Derrick Rose sprains ankle; should it have been a flagrant foul?(watch)

Cavaliers G Derrick Rose left the team’s 116-97 victory over the Bucks with a sprained left ankle. Rose injured his ankle after getting fouled by the Bucks’ Greg Monroe on a layup attempt.

After the game, Rose was furious that a flagrant foul was not called on the play.

“I think I’m the only person in the league that’s not getting a flagrant for that call, bro,” Rose said.

You be the judge: flagrant or not?

https://twitter.com/_MarcusD2_/status/921540758586486784

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Marbury: ‘I think it’s a crime that Derrick Rose is being paid this amount of money’

In 2010, Stephon Marbury left the NBA and went off to China. While in China, Marbury has become a legend. The 40-year-old Marbury has a statue in China.

Marbury went to Twitter yesterday to express his disgust at Derrick Rose signing with Cleveland for the veteran’s minimum of $2.1 million. The 28-year-old Rose has collected $115 million on the court during his 8-year career.

Rose does have an opportunity to win a title with the Cavaliers.

Here are Marbury’s tweets about Derrick Rose’s contract:

 

Report: Rose to sign with Cleveland

According to The Vertical, free agent G Derrick Rose will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s a one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum, according to the report. Ā Rose, 28, averaged 18 ppg last season with the Knicks.

Rose met with the Cavs today in Ohio.

Report: Derrick Rose to meet with Cavs today

With Kyrie Irving possibly out the door, maybe the Cavs have found their replacement. Derrick Rose, who reportedly was in serious talks with the Cavs on a one-year deal, will meet with the team today in Ohio, according to ESPN.

Rose reportedly met with the Lakers last week. The 28-year-old Rose averaged 18 ppg for the Knicks last season.

Rose to the Cavaliers makes a lot of sense. He would be a solid replacement for Irving, and it gives Rose an opportunity to compete for a NBA title.Ā 

Derrick Rose to the Cavs?

According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, free agent Derrick Rose is in serious talks to join the Cavaliers.

Rose, who had a decent year with the KnicksĀ last season, would sign a one-year deal, according to the report.

LeBron James is reportedly unhappy with the offseason, and Kyrie Irving said the Cavaliers are in a “peculiar place.” Maybe the Rose signing will make “King James” happy, and will take Cleveland out of that “peculiar place.”

The 28-year old Rose averaged 18 ppg with the Knicks last season.

Derrick Rose out for the year with a torn meniscus

Wow! Another year and another major knee injury for Derrick Rose. According to The Vertical,Ā Rose will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Rose, who can be a free agent at the end of the season, was having a fairly decent season for the Knicks.

A huge setback for him as he goes into free agency.