Though Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose is scheduled to miss his third consecutive game on Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets, there’s a possibility that Rose will return to action on Saturday night in a road clash against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Rose missed those games after suffering a sprained ankle during last Friday’s win over the Milwaukee Bucks. He landed awkwardly on the ensuing tumble, which took place after he was virtually clotheslined on a drive to the basket.
The absence of Rose will be magnified during the Nets game because veteran guard Dwyane Wade will also be siting out due to a bruised left knee. That injury took place after Wade banged his knee with that of a Chicago Bulls player in the Cavaliers’ 119-112 win on Tuesday night.
“We have a great medical staff,” Lue said. “Hopefully they can get it right and continue to keep him healthy and he can play more games than he’s played in a while. Just a freak accident I guess.”