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THE LATEST IN THE DERRICK ROSE SAGA: He’s back with the Knicks and was fined without being suspended. He said he had to return to Chicago to be with his family (his mother, specifically) and didn’t inform the Knicks because he needed “space” to deal with the issue.
It appears all sides are trying to move forward, but there are still tons of unanswered questions. If the issue was so serious, why did Rose immediately return to the team? Was it really impossible for Rose to take a few minutes to call the Knicks beforehand or at least send a text message? (Or, have his agent do those things?). Is the issue actually with Rose’s own state of mind? (The New York Daily News reports that Rose was “an emotional wreck” and even contemplated a longer leave of absence during his journey).
Regardless, this isn’t over. What can the Knicks do next? Paul Flannery and John Gonzalez tackled that question on the latest Drive & Kick podcast.
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