In news that no National Basketball Association fan wants to hear, Derrick Rose left the Cavaliers' game against the Bucks on Friday night after he rolled his left ankle. With the second half of a back-to-back in order on Saturday, Rose will play it safe and likely not play versus the Orlando Magic. He was a ideal 6-for-6 from the free-throw stripe, adding two rebounds and two steals across 23 minutes. Expect Jose Calderon and J.R. Smith to see an uptick in minutes.
Rose has been hounded by lower-body injuries since he first tore his ACL in the 2012 playoffs, and last season was no exception. He joined the Cavs this summer and was slated to be Kyrie Irving's point guard but was thrust into the starting role when Irving was traded for Isaiah Thomas, who will start once returns from a hip injury.
Luckily for Rose and the Cavs, the point guard stayed down just momentarily before grimacing and getting back up on his own two feet.
The next chance Rose has to return to the court comes on Tuesday night when the team hosts his hometown squad, the Chicago Bulls.