The New York Knicks have fined starting point guard Derrick Rose an undisclosed sum after he skipped Monday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans with what’s been rumored to be personal reasons.
Rose is expected to be back for Wednesday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Earlier reports on the situation suggested that being away from his son factored in on Rose’s decision. A different report indicated the Chicago native was upset after being benched in favor of rookie Ron Baker last week.
His absence could affect his next contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, as chances of him landing an extension with the team in July are reportedly in jeopardy.
The 28-year-old has been putting up the numbers offensively with 17.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting from the floor, 4.5 assists, and 3.9 rebounds per game, but has lacked plenty on the defensive end, contributing to the Knicks’ 26th ranked defensive efficiency this season.