Derrick Rose Comments on Missing Pelicans Game, Future and More

January 13th, 2017 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Ever since Derrick Rose was mysteriously absent for the New York Knicks' game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Jan. 9, questions have cropped up regarding his short- and long-term status with the team.  

But after the Knicks defeated the Chicago Bulls 104-89 at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night, Rose opened up and explained why he stepped away for an evening without providing prior notice. 

Although he didn't divulge many details, Rose reiterated he had to deal with a family situation that required his full attention.

"My family is first," Rose told The Vertical's Michael Lee. "I didn’t make the decision off the strength of people caring about what I did. I went home, did what I had to do, because my family is before anything. I was going to take the fine of whatever it may be."

The Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson reported on Jan. 10 that the distance between Rose and his son, P.J., had been "weighing very heavily" on him, but the Knicks point guard told Lee he didn't return to Chicago for a brief reunion. 

"I know I left room for that, like space for people to thin ...

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