Minutes before the Knicks-Pelicans game, Knicks PR announced Derrick Rose was not with the team and that Brandon Jennings would start. No updates were given during the game, and reporters were unable to glean anything from both team sources and sources close to Rose.
Rose attended shootaround, but no one seems to have heard from him since.
Derrick Rose attended the Knicks morning shootaround in Westchester, according to a source close to Rose.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) January 10, 2017
Jeff Hornacek sounded mostly in the dark during his press conference after the Knicks lost to the Pelicans:
Hornacek said too early to comment much on Rose: "Everything will become clear later on. We want to respect whatever he's going through."— Brian Mahoney (@briancmahoney) January 10, 2017
Jeff Hornacek says he believes Derrick Rose will back with the team.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) January 10, 2017
And teammates sounded concerned:
Jennings on Rose: "Definitely concerned. Definitely a situation I've never been in. I just hope everything is alright."— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) January 10, 2017
"All we can do is hope that he's all right," Courtney Lee says of mysteriously absent Rose. Says he was at shootaround.— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) January 10, 2017
But Joakim Noah said he spoke to Rose after the game, and that Rose is okay:
Joakim Noah says he spoke to Derrick Rose after the game and that "he's ok."— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) January 10, 2017
Joakim: "I don't really wanna talk too much about it because I don't know what the situation is."— Nick Metallinos (@NickMetallinos) January 10, 2017
Joakim Noah spoke to Derrick Rose and says Rose is OK. But Knicks players sound like they went into game really not knowing where Rose was. pic.twitter.com/YtfHRfFWqB— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) January 10, 2017
The latest on Rose, who may have headed to Chicago:
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
We’ll keep you updated when we see more.