Derrick Rose straight up didn't go to his game Monday night at MSG, and no one knows why.
New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose was a no show to his game Monday night at home against the New Orleans Pelicans, and by no show, he was nowhere to be found. Prior to the game, Derrick Rose never made it to Madison Square Garden for shootout around, and when the team tried calling him he was nowhere to be found.
So during the game, reports were surfacing online that Derrick was MIA, which he was, but following the game, his longtime teammate, Joakim Noah, reportedly talked to him on the phone and said “he’s okay.” Additional reports have claimed that Derrick is currently in Chicago, and that he's texted friends saying "he's okay." Sources tell ESPN it could be family related.
But while Derrick didn’t go to his game Monday, his Knicks got crushed by Anthony Davis & the New Orleans Pelicans to a score of 110-96. We’ll keep you posted once we find out the reason for Derrick’s unknown absence.
Joakim Noah tells reporters that he spoke to Derrick Rose after the game. Says "He's OK." Does not elaborate further.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) 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
There are strong indications that Derrick Rose returned to his hometown of Chicago.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) January 10, 2017
Here's Jeff Hornacek postgame on the Derrick Rose situation: pic.twitter.com/aOXGHTbepg— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) January 10, 2017
Re Derrick Rose: Sources tell ESPN he left w/out permission but has subsequently been in touch with team officials.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 10, 2017
According to sources Rose told the team he had a family situation.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 10, 2017