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Tyronn Lue expects Derrick Rose to rejoin the Cavs

Lue said Rose left the team due to a “personal matter.”

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A report from ESPN cast some serious doubt on Derrick Rose’s future with the Cavaliers on Friday. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, however, says he expects Rose to be back with the team.

“I don't have a time frame, you know I want him to take his time," Lue said before Friday’s Cavs-Hornets game, per “Like I said, it's a personal matter. Just know the team, the coaches, the organization, we all have his back. I wish him well and we expect to have him back.”

Lue, who did not deny the ESPN report indicating that Rose is weighing his NBA future, said he has texted with Rose and said the franchise supports him.

What comes next in this saga in unclear. The Cavs have not given a timetable for when Rose will return to the team, only telling ESPN that they knew he was leaving. Last year, Rose left the Knicks and returned home to Chicago without telling the team. Stay tuned.