New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose did not show up for his team’s game against the Pelicans on Monday night.
New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose was not with his team for its contest against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Furthermore, it doesn’t look like many with the franchise know his whereabouts.
The Knicks officially announced that Rose was “not with the team” just after 7:30 p.m. ET – naming Brandon Jennings the starter in his place. But Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that there are officials, teammates and “close associates” who don’t know where he is.
Brandon Jennings is starting tonight versus @PelicansNBA – Derrick Rose is not with the team.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) January 10, 2017
Sources: There are team officials, teammates and close associates unclear of reason for Derrick Rose's absence for Knicks-Pelicans at MSG.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 10, 2017
At least one team official who tried to reach Derrick Rose before the game on Monday was unable to do so, league sources told ESPN.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) January 10, 2017
Rose, in his first year with the Knicks, is averaging 17.3 points per game. He’s helped lead the team to a 17-20 record thus far.
It’s hard to know whether this is cause for alarm, but it’s definitely strange either way. We’ll certainly learn more about the situation in the coming hours.