With Derrick Rose mysteriously missing the New York Knicks‘ game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, a lot of speculation has been made on what his reason could be for not being at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.
Just a few hours after his team lost the game, multiple reports surfaced that he is attending to a family situation. However, it still remains unclear if he is back home in Chicago or not.
There are strong indications that Derrick Rose returned to his hometown of Chicago.
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) January 10, 2017
According to sources Rose told the team he had a family situation.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 10, 2017
Derrick Rose has sent text messages to friends reiterating that he is OK, league sources told @TheVertical. Still unclear where he is.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) January 10, 2017
Before the game started, the Knicks did not hear from Rose and they were uncertain about his location. With updates now emerging, it appears that it’s only a matter of time until it becomes clear why he was missing in action.
Now that Rose’s health and safety seem to be a non-issue in the mystery, Knicks fans are hoping that the reason for his absence will not serve as a big distraction as the team needs him for a strong push for the playoffs. Rose has remained healthy this season and is playing at a high level once again, which makes his presence vital to the team’s success.