Per ESPN, Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose apologized to his teammates at shootaround on Wednesday for his recent absence and referenced frustration with his left ankle injury as the cause for his nearly two-week exile, a team source told ESPN.
"He didn't have to, but he did," Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said of Rose's message to the team. "He asked me could he talk to the team before we started shootaround and addressed the team. Everyone welcomed him back and is happy he is here, and that's it."
As the source added, "It wasn't a big deal and didn't need to be."