Even though Rose needed time away from the team to see his future, the Cavs have continued to express their support no matter his decision.
Rose has not played since a November 7 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Rose chose to leave the team to evaluate his life and career, and speculation about the point guard retiring began to swirl online.
Rose's return was uncertain at the time of his November 24 departure, which was sparked by his continuing injury troubles that have had a major effect on the former league MVP's playing career.
Head coach Tyronn Lue and general manager Koby Altman confirmed over the weekend that they had "positive" dialogue with the point guard and would make a further announcement regarding his status in the coming days.
But he will be missing for at least another couple of weeks as he attempts to recover from the ankle sprain he suffered in their second game of the season when Greg Monroe, then of the Milwaukee Bucks, landed heavily on him. He also tore the meniscus in his right knee the very next season. Fantasy owners can ignore him anyways with his averages of 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.4 triples, and Isaiah Thomas (hip) is due back soon anyways. They are 3.5 games behind the Boston Celtics for the conference lead.