Knicks fine Rose for Pelicans no-show

(Reuters) – The New York Knicks fined guard Derrick Rose an undisclosed amount Tuesday, a day after he left the team unannounced due to a ‘family issue’.

Rose did not show for the Knicks’ 110-96 loss to the New York Pelicans on Monday and the team was unsure of his whereabouts.

The former MVP returned to practice on Tuesday and apologized to the team.

“It had nothing to do with the team or basketball,” Rose told reporters, declining to elaborate. “That’s the first time I ever felt like that emotionally and I had to be with family.

“Everybody’s on the same page now.”

Rose, 28, has had a trying season in his first with the Knicks (17-21). He was benched for the full fourth quarters of consecutive games prior to Monday, but denied that any disgruntlement led to him leaving the team.

The Knicks said they expected Rose to be in uniform yesterday against Philadelphia.

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