Chicago Bull Derrick Rose has injured his knee. The gravity of the injury is still unknown at this time, but he’s looking at getting an MRI Monday on his right knee. After missing a full season to recover from reconstructive surgery to his left knee, there are fears of what impact another serious injury, now to his right knee, will have to his career.
THIS IS HOW ROSE WALKED OUT OF THE GAME LAST NIGHT. THE UNCERTAINTY OF THIS SITUATION IS A NIGHTMARE. (Reuters)
Sympathize with Rose. He is an amazing basketball talent, and, by all accounts that I’ve read, a good person that seems relatively unaffected by his superstardom. Once the youngest MVP in NBA history, Rose on crutches is a tragic thing to see.
Beyond that, there is the question of how this injury, if serious, would impact the league and our Cavaliers. Rose is a transcendent talent and likely the front runner to be an All Star point guard in the Eastern Conference for the foreseeable future, but recognizing that, without him, Kyrie Irving becomes the front runner and odds on favorite as the best point guard in the Eastern Conference.
It would be easy to list his credentials, but this isn’t a campaign piece. This is about Kyrie Irving’s long term employment with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
If you read this summer’s piece “Stop Worrying About Kyrie Irving’s Contract And Enjoy Your Summer”, I laid out pretty much every scenario that the Cavaliers faced in keeping Irving with the Cavaliers, because I'm paranoid and I needed to know myself. I mentioned the following as a possibility:no comments