It seems point guard Derrick Rose desires to have some time off in the NBA. According to reports, Rose is not with the Cleveland Cavaliers as of the moment. The former MVP aims to spend time away from the Cavaliers to think about his future in the league.

In a report by ESPN, "league sources" have said that it is uncertain if Derrick Rose plans to return to the Cavaliers. Another source revealed that the Chicago native is "tired of being hurt" and this is affecting him mentally.

Before the news, Rose has been on the sideline because of a sprained left ankle.

The playmaker initially suffered the injury during Cleveland's second game of the season versus the Milwaukee Bucks on October 20. Rose was attacking the rim when he received a hard foul from Greg Monroe in midair. The collision led to him landing awkwardly with his left foot. Rose missed four outings after that.

Rose came back on October 29 and saw action in the next five contests for the Cavaliers. Following that stretch, the 29-year-old got shelved again due to the ankle woes. The last time Rose stepped on the court this season was on November 7, and it was against Milwaukee as well.

Impressive Rose

If Derrick Rose did not get hurt, it looked like he was set to redeem himself after years and years of being victimized by the injury bug.

In seven appearances for the Cleveland Cavaliers so far this season (all starts), Rose has averaged 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. These numbers may be distant from the ones he was producing in his prime when he was still donning a Chicago Bulls jersey. But it is an impressive stat line considering that he was playing alongside the likes of fellow superstars LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Dwyane Wade.

Remaining options

The Cleveland Cavaliers have limited options at the point guard position if Derrick Rose decides to call it a career. In his absence, the Cavaliers have been going with Iman Shumpert and Jose Calderon. Shumpert recently got injured too. However, he is going to rejoin the lineup when the Cavs take on the Philadelphia 76ers on November 27.

Cleveland has Isaiah Thomas, but he has not yet suited up for the squad this season. Thomas continues to recover from a hip injury he sustained in the previous season when he was with the Boston Celtics. Based on reports and videos circulating online, it appears that 28-year-old Thomas is getting closer to his Cavaliers debut.