Derrick Rose apologizes to Cavs teammates for two-week exile, report says

Derrick Rose is back in Cleveland and ready to help the Cavaliers when he’s fully healthy. 

Rose has played in only seven of the Cavs’ 23 games this season due to an ankle injury, and frustration with his injury led him to a nearly two-week self-imposed exile in which he contemplated retirement. According to ESPN.com, Rose apologized to his Cavaliers teammates Wednesday for his absence. 

“He didn’t have to, but he did,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “He asked me could he talk to the team before we started shootaround and addressed the team. Everyone welcomed him back and is happy he is here, and that’s it.”

The timetable for Rose’s return from injury remains unclear, but there’s no rush from a team perspective with the Cavs riding a 12-game winning streak entering Wednesday night’s game against the Kings.

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