​In one of the strangest stories of the NBA season so far, New York Knicks starting point guard and former MVP Derrick Rose was missing Monday night during the Knicks loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at Madison Square Garden. 

Rose reportedly didn't take kindly to being benched down the stretch of the Knicks' road win against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. When game time rolled around last night, Rose was nowhere to be found. 

​​As the game moved along without him, there was a lot of speculation with regard to Rose's whereabouts. It was later reported that Rose left the Knicks, without informing team officials, to fly to Chicago due to a "family issue." 

​​"I've never had a problem with a coach in my life," ​Rose said to ESPN's Cole Harvey

​​The strange event has left many people questioning the relationship between Rose and the Knicks, who announced earlier today that Rose had returned to the team and was fined. He is expected to suit up for the Knicks when the play the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night.