Derrick Rose Fined by Knicks After Missing Game vs. Pelicans

January 9th, 2017 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

The New York Knicks announced Monday night that Derrick Rose wasn't with the team and that Brandon Jennings would start at point guard in their matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans.

According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, Rose's teammates and close associates as well as Knicks officials were unaware of the reason for his absence. New York had initially listed him as the starting point guard before elevating Jennings.

Wojnarowski added the Knicks had not been in contact with Rose by the time the game tipped off, and it was unclear if they spoke with him during the game.

Rose informed the team he had a family situation, according to's Ramona Shelburne, who added Rose left the team without permission but had been in contact with Knicks officials. Rose spoke with Knicks general manager Steve Mills, per Marc Berman of the New York Post.

Rose returned to the team Tuesday and was spotted talking to Mills at the team's facility, per Ian Begley of ESPN, who noted the point guard appeared to be in "good spirits." The Knicks later shared a photo of Rose o ...

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