Cleveland Cavaliers' Derrick Rose (ankle) out two games; Tristan Thompson misses practice
NBA.com staff reports
Derrick Rose will miss his first homecoming game against the Bulls as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The guard, who is dealing with a sprained left ankle suffered in Friday’s win against the Milwaukee Bucks, will not play tomorrow night in Chicago (7 ET, NBA League Pass).
Additionally, backup big man Tristan Thompson missed Monday’s practice with a sore knee but his status for Tuesday’s game against the Bulls is unknown. Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com has more on the Cavs’ various injuries:
“He’s going to be out a few more days I guess, I don’t know,” Lue said of Rose. “Seven days? I’m not sure. We’re going to do the right thing and just take our time.
“Don’t want to rush him back, make sure he’s feeling good before we try to force him back into the lineup.
Jose Calderon will start for Rose, Lue said. Calderon started with Rose out in Cleveland’s 114-93 loss to Orlando on Saturday, but played just five minutes in the game until Lue emptied his bench during garbage time in the fourth quarter.