Derrick Rose Out At Least Two Weeks; Pistons Eyeing Jordan McRae

11:59am: The Pistons have issued a press release confirming that Rose has been diagnosed with a grade two right ankle sprain. He’ll be re-evaluated in two weeks, according to the team.

11:07am: An MRI on Derrick Rose‘s sprained right ankle came back negative, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. However, sources tell Haynes that the Pistons will be cautious with Rose’s injury and that he’ll be reassessed in “a few weeks.”

Rose, who received interest from contenders at the trade deadline, has a second year on his contract with Detroit, so the Pistons will want to make sure he’s as healthy as possible heading into the offseason — the former MVP will either play a key role on next year’s team or be a valuable trade chip this summer. Rose is expected to make a full recovery from his ankle injury, Haynes notes.

As the Pistons consider handing the reins to their young players for the rest of the season, they’re also keeping an eye on Jordan McRae, according to Haynes. Released by the Nuggets on Sunday night, McRae is expected to be claimed off waivers by the Suns on Wednesday.

However, based on Haynes’ report, it sounds like Detroit is mulling a waiver claim of its own. Because they trail Phoenix in the NBA standings, the Pistons would have the higher priority and would be awarded McRae if both teams submit a claim.

If the Pistons were to place a claim on McRae, no corresponding roster move would be necessary, since they have room on their 15-man roster.

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3 thoughts on “Derrick Rose Out At Least Two Weeks; Pistons Eyeing Jordan McRae

  1. Reflect

    I wonder if Hoops Rumors just keeps a “Derrick Rose leg injury” article already saved somewhere to repost every year. Because that would probably save some valuable hours.

  2. x%sure

    Pistons will want Rose healthy next year to be their leader in effect as well as probable leading scorer… depending on their success in free agency. They can offer the max. Van Vleet is not off the table since he has been at 2G this year, successfully.

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