Derrick Rose… ‘Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are.’
Derrick Rose… “Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are.”
Has anyone seen Derrick Rose?
The 2011 Most Valuable Player was “not with the team” for “undisclosed reasons” during tonight’s 110-96 loss to New Orleans. Rose—who was listed as an active starter—never appeared in the locker room or on the court for warmups and had the NBA world confused on where he was.
According to Yahoo Sports, New York Knicks officials and teammates did not know why Rose wasn’t at Madison Square Garden Monday night, but know he and Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek had a “major blowout” after Saturday’s 123-109 loss to Indiana.
Following the game, the New York Knicks have yet to hear from Rose. Fellow guard Brandon Jennings is worried about his teammate saying, “we still don’t know anything… I hope he’s okay.”
Is his teams recent struggles on the court getting to him? What about the ongoing criminal investigation the LAPD has against him with allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in 2013?
The New York Knicks are a horrid 2-8 over their past ten games and currently sit eleventh in the Eastern Conference with a 17-21 record. The 28-year-old has been benched for the full fourth quarters of consecutive games before Monday.
“Right now we don’t have enough info to tell you anything,” head coach Jeff Hornacek said on the situation. “That’s going to have to wait until we hear from him.”