Surreal Derrick Rose Saga Still Has More Questions Than Answers

January 10th, 2017 by Yaron Weitzman Leave a reply »

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — On Tuesday, Derrick Rose stood before reporters at the New York Knicks' training facility and attempted to explain why he had mysteriously disappeared from the team the night before by skipping out on a home game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

"It was a family issue. It had nothing to do with the team or basketball," he said. "That's the first time I ever felt like that emotionally, and I had to be with my family."

Rose said he flew back to Chicago, his hometown, about two hours after the team's Monday shootaround, which he attended.

"I just had to get to my family," he said. "I talked to [the team] afterwards. Everybody's on the same page now. They understood right away after I explained myself to them."

Rose spoke to reporters for about eight minutes Tuesday; head coach Jeff Hornacek addressed the media as well. Both attempted to shed light on and clarify some of the details of the previous 24 hours, and they did, at times. For the most part, though, the comments by Rose and Hornacek did little to explain what had actually occurred the day before. They instead created myriad a ...

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