​Well, this is certifiably depressing.


The Cavaliers are getting into a pretty good groove after a tumultuous start to the season. They are up to third in offensive efficiency and nearly out of the trenches of the league in defensive efficiency, which is progress, and progress is good.


What isn't good is the fact that Derrick Rose is out with a leg injury once again. It's not either of his knees, but rather his ankle which has caused him to miss 11 of the 18 games so far this season. But that doesn't mean the time away from the court, unable to help his guys, isn't taking a toll on him.


With such poor luck on the injury front, Rose has decided to leave the team and is evaluating his future in basketball. One team source told ESPN that Rose is "tired of being hurt and it's taking a toll on him mentally."

​​Rose opened up the season as the Cavaliers' starting point guard, but with his ankle injury and Isaiah Thomas' return in the foreseeable future, Rose is understandably a little lost as to what his future has in store for him. And if your motivation isn't at a championship level, you can't contribute like one.


The three-time All-Star is averaging 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.7 turnovers in 26.9 minutes per game over seven appearances for the Cavs this season. And we hope we haven't seen the last of his particular brand of grace.