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Cavs’ Derrick Rose sprains ankle in win over Bucks

The Cleveland Cavaliers may have traded superstar point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics over the summer, but they definitely made an effort to replace him with some marquee names. The team got Isaiah Thomas in return for the one-time NBA champion, but he won’t be ready for months.

In the meantime, newcomers Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade will be leading the way for the Cavs in the backcourt. Unfortunately, Rose may already miss some time with the former NBA MVP spraining his ankle in the win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

Derrick Rose left the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 116-97 win over the Bucks on Friday with a sprained left ankle stemming from a hit by Milwaukee center Greg Monroe that the former MVP said should have been called a flagrant foul.

Rose wasn’t happy with the way he sprained his ankle as he believes he’s the only play in the league that doesn’t get the flagrant foul for contact like that, via McMenamin.

“I think I’m the only person in the league that’s not getting a flagrant for that call, bro,” Rose said after scoring 12 points in 23 minutes before exiting the game for good with 10:12 remaining in the fourth quarter. “Come on, man. Like, I’m sure I’m the only player, but it is what it is. … That’s a common foul. Wow. Come on.”

The veteran point guard has a case as Monroe wasn’t even going for the ball, struck near his head, and the hard foul resulted in an injury. Ultimately, the Cavs still came out on top against the Bucks, but the loss of Rose may prove costly if he’s out an extended period of time or the injury lingers as they have in the past for the Memphis product.

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