He left the team last month amid frustration over the mounting injuries that have derailed his career-most recently an ankle issue that has kept him off the court for most of the season.
His latest injury had Rose contemplating whether to continue playing, but the Cavs said Monday that Rose has rejoined the team to resume treatment and rehabilitation.
He flew to Cleveland from Chicago, where he had been in recent days since leaving the Cavaliers, according to league sources. "We happy that he's not giving up on his love at this point in his life and his career and he's ready to return back to Cleveland".
"This has been a very challenging and hard time for Derrick", Cavs general manager Koby Altman said in an official news release from the team. "We will continue to provide him with support and have patience as he re-joins his teammates and works his way back on to the court", Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman said.More news: Guardiola: "I can't control myself and I need to do better"
Cavaliers All-Star LeBron James said "it's impossible" to understand what Rose is going through.
But he will be missing for at least another couple of weeks as he attempts to recover from the ankle sprain he suffered in their second game of the season when Greg Monroe, then of the Milwaukee Bucks, landed heavily on him. Hopefully he wants to use us.
Derrick Rose took a leave of absence from the Cavs to evaluate his future. After earning almost $117 million in National Basketball Association salary in his first nine season, the Chicago product is playing 2017-18 on a one-year, veteran's minimum deal for $2.1 million.