Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports
By Steve DelVecchio  |  Last updated 1/10/17

Derrick Rose says he went AWOL because he had a family issue to tend to. Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks announced on Tuesday that star point guard Derrick Rose has been fined for not showing up to the team’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.

Rose, who went AWOL and did not inform any teammates, team officials or friends of his whereabouts, avoided a suspension. The Knicks expect him to play on Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Rose spoke to the media shortly after the team announced the disciplinary action, and he confirmed he was dealing with a family issue.

Many people are shocked that the team decided not to suspend Rose, and the Knicks were reportedly furious and embarrassed when they could not track him down. However, it’s possible whatever family issue Rose was dealing with was legitimate.

The Knicks have seemingly reached a breaking point in their season, having lost eight of their last nine and currently sitting at 17-21. Although Rose claims the issues he is supposedly having with his coach had nothing to do with him not showing up on Monday, that could still be a storyline to watch going forward.

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