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Knicks' Rose returns to team after going AWOL

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose returned to the team's practice facility on Tuesday morning after leaving the club without permission before Monday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

While Rose's whereabouts are now clear, his reasoning for leaving the club on Monday is not.

Rose contacted team officials late Monday, telling them he had a family situation and had returned to his hometown of Chicago, sources told ESPN.

The Knicks could not reach Rose prior to the game and were extremely concerned about his well-being, enough so that they sent a team staffer to check on him at his apartment, sources said.