Knicks Veteran Guard To Have Procedure

The New York Knicks have announced that Derrick Rose will have a minor procedure done on his right ankle. 

This is a rather intriguing development. The 33-year-old was expected to return very shortly, but now it appears that the veteran will be sidelined for longer. Rose has not played since December 16th's game against the  Houston Rockets and had surgery on his ankle on December 22nd. 

This certainly isn't the news that the Knicks were hoping for. At this point of the campaign, they have a 25-34 record and are 12th in the Eastern Conference. With this, they are three games behind the Atlanta Hawks for the final play-in round spot. Therefore, they are still close enough where they could make them, but Rose's continued absence does not help their chances. 

In 26 games this season with the Knicks, Rose has averaged 12.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists. Overall, he was proving to be an excellent depth option for New York but now that has to be put on pause for even longer. 

Alas, it's hard not to feel bad for the veteran. Here's to hoping he can return to action shortly.

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