Derrick Rose will miss his second straight game when the Cavaliers face the Mavericks on Saturday. Iman Shumpert, who started for Rose on Thursday against the Rockets, will again start in Rose’s place. Coach Tyronn Lue updated Lue’s on Saturday afternoon after the team’s shootaround.
Rose has already missed five games this season due to his ankle injury. Per cleveland.com, Rose said he returned too fast from the initial injury, which he suffered on Oct. 20. Neither he or the team know when he’ll return from this injury.
One of the concerns with Rose is that he’d be unable to stay healthy over the course of an 82 game season. With Isaiah Thomas out still, the team needs Rose to provide minutes at point guard. The Cavs are also somewhat still trying to find a rhythm with all of their new personnel, and Rose being out of the lineup doesn’t help that.
On the year, Rose is averaging 14.3 points, 1.7 assists and 2.7 turnovers per game. He is already on a minutes restriction for the rest of the year.
“Let me say, for one, I'm just happy to be a part of this team, part of something that I think is special,” Rose said about his minutes restriction, per ESPN. "A minute restriction, there's nothing I can do about that. But with me having all these injuries in my past, I'm kind of used to it. But whatever the team sees and the staff sees and they want me to do, that's what I'm going to cooperate with and just go about it the right way.”