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Report: Derrick Rose considered taking long break from basketball during absence

New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose considered taking a long break from basketball during his brief absence from the team, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports.

After attending morning shootaround on Monday, Rose was a late, unexpected scratch the team’s game against the Pelicans later that day after the Knicks repeatedly failed to reach him in the hours leading up to tip-off. ESPN later reported that Rose had left the team without permission to deal with a family situationu200b in Chicago.

On Tuesday, Rose said he had to leave to go be with his mother, though he did not say why.