Derrick Rose and the Cleveland Cavaliers are officially back together.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Rose has reported back to Cleveland and is scheduled to meet with the team's front office to begin his process back with them. The Cavs signed Rose this summer to a one-year contract as a backup to All-Star Isaiah Thomas.
The once-dynamic point guard stepped away from the Cavaliers on November 24 to weigh his basketball future after multiple injury battles and setbacks reportedly weighed on him. The conversations were described as "positive", and the team said he will report to its Cleveland Clinic Courts training facility.
Rose has played in only seven of the Cavs' 23 games this season due to the injury and had left the team Thanksgiving weekend.
"This has been a very challenging and hard time for Derrick", said General Manager Koby Altman.
He was originally injured October 20, but returned after missing four games.
Despite the Cavs' very bad beginning to the campaign, the former Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks star had made a reasonable start to his career with the Wine and Gold averaging 14.3 points per game. While we don't know for sure if he'll ever suit up for a game again, it sounds like he's back with the organization at least while he recovers from an ankle injury.
The Cavs have won 11 straight games heading into their contest Monday night in Chicago.