Cavs say they've had positive talks with Derrick Rose Global on Dec 04, 2017 07:23 AM
Cavs say they've had positive talks with Derrick Rose
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 29: Derrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots the ball during the game against the New York Knicks on October 29. 2017 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images) staff report

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says the team's communication with embattled point guard Derrick Rose has been positive.

Rose is away from the team because of a personal matter. He also has been sidelined by a sprained left ankle.

Lue declined to provide any further details on Cleveland's dialogue with Rose. The team is expected to provide another update on Sunday (Monday, PHL time).

Jason Lloyd of The Athletic reported after the game that Rose "wants to come back" to the team.

Rose is averaging 14.3 points in seven games. He was originally injured Oct. 20 (Oct. 21, PHL time), but returned after missing four games. Rose played in Cleveland's next five games, but the team announced Nov. 17 (Nov. 18, PHL time) he would receive treatment on his ankle and be re-evaluated in two to three weeks.

Rose has been plagued by injuries since being named the league's MVP for the 2010-11 season.

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