Derrick Rose ends his self-imposed Cavaliers exile

Derrick Rose rejoined the Cavs Monday. Joshua Gunter

Now back with the Cleveland Cavaliers after being away from the team for almost two weeks, Derrick Rose made an attempt to clear the air with his teammates on Wednesday.

The team said Monday that Rose will resume the treatment and rehabilitation process for his left ankle injury. The conversations were described as "positive", and the team said he will report to its Cleveland Clinic Courts training facility.

General manager Koby Altman says "this has been a very challenging and hard time for Derrick". While we don't know for sure if he'll ever suit up for a game again, it sounds like he's back with the organization at least while he recovers from an ankle injury. The former three-time All-Star came into the season hoping to use his potential success with the Cavs as a springboard for a comeback, which is why he signed the veteran's minimum.

"There's still ways to get him the ball", Lue said. We're just glad that he's in a good place right now.

"Everyone welcomed him back and is happy he's here", he said, according to the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram's Rick Noland.

Rose's minutes could be affected going forward.

While Cleveland hasn't messed with its starting lineup amid the streak, a change likely is on the horizon, as Isaiah Thomas is expected to return to action towards the middle of the month. The Cavs have won 11 in a row led by the best player in basketball.

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The 28-year-old has averaged 19.4 points, 5.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds since being taken as the No. 1 overall pick in 2008. The team pledged to offer him support and patience. All we want is him to be happy and be back and that's great news for us and for him.



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