Derrick Rose Fined for Missing Pelicans Game, PG Comments on Absence

January 10th, 2017 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

The New York Knicks announced Tuesday they fined Derrick Rose an undisclosed amount after he no-showed their defeat to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.'s Ian Begley provided Rose's explanation for his absence Monday:

The New York Daily News' Daniel Popper shared a clip of Rose's press conference:

The Knicks initially gave no additional information when they announced the three-time All-Star failed to appear for Monday's game. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the team, Rose's close associates and teammates were in the dark.'s Ramona Shelburne followed up to report Rose informed the Knicks he had to deal with a family situation but had failed to remain in contact with the team after that.

On Tuesday, Rose said he needed his "space," so he decided against calling Knicks management, per Newsday's Al Iannazzone.

"That’s the first time I ever felt like that emotionally, and I had to be with my family," he said, per Basketball Insiders' Michael Scotto.

Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said Tu ...

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