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We're beginning to learn more about Derrick Rose's mysterious absence from the Knicks game

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Shortly before the New York Knicks' tip-off against the New Orleans Pelicans, it was announced that backup guard Brandon Jennings would start as Derrick Rose was not with the team.

Rose's absence quickly became a mystery. Rose was not on the injury report or listed as away from the team for personal reasons.

Reports said that the team and Rose's confidants had not heard from Rose, and though he attended the team's shoot-around Monday morning, he simply did not show up for the game. Amid his absence, concern for his well-being began to rise, with no updates on where he was or why he missed the game.

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 16: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls looks on during the game against the Indiana Pacers on November 16, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 14: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls drives against Matthew Dellavedova #8 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the third quarter during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at United Center on May 14, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 29: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls warms-up prior to the game against the Miami Heat on October 29, 2013 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Guard Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls watches from the bench against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on February 23, 2014 in Miami, Florida.The Heat defeated the Bulls 93-79. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 27: Derrick Rose #41 of the USA Basketball Men's National Team poses for a headshot at the Wynn Las Vegas on July 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 11: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in November, practices his shooting before the Bulls take on the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center on February 11, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 22: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls shoots the ball during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on November 22, 2013 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 22: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls drives to the basket against the Portland Trail Blazers on November 22, 2013 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 21: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls in action of the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on November 21, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls gingerly walks to the bench during a time out in an NBA game against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 4th quarter at the United Center in Chicago on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. The Bulls won, 96-81. (Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 6: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls looks on before the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 6, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 31: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls prepares to shoot a free throw against the New York Knicks at the United Center on October 31, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Knicks 82-81.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 29: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls warms-up against the Miami Heat on October 29, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 29: Derrick Rose #1 and Luol Deng #9 of the Chicago Bulls speak with eachother against the Miami Heat on October 29, 2013 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 29: Derrick Rose #1 and Carlos Boozer #5 of the Chicago Bulls and LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat walk up the floor during a game at American Airlines Arena on October 29, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 29: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls warms-up prior to the game against the Miami Heat on October 29, 2013 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
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After the game, however, the picture became slightly clearer.

Knicks center Joakim Noah, one of Rose's close friends, said that he talked to Rose after the game and that Rose was okay. He declined to elaborate, saying he didn't know enough about the situation. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek also declined to comment, saying he didn't have enough information, though he said he expected Rose to be back with the team.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported that Rose may have traveled back to Chicago.

Additionally, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported that Rose told the team he had a family issue. Shelburne also reported that Rose did not have permission to leave the team, but has since been in touch with them.

It remains unclear, however, why the Knicks would not have been able to reach Rose or why they would be unaware of his whereabouts if he told them he had family matter to attend to. It's possible they were simply caught off-guard by Rose's absence if they had not given him permission to leave.

Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reportedthat Rose has been upset with the team's performance and his role. Wojnarowski added that Rose's relationship with Hornacek has "frayed in recent weeks." Rose recently sat during the fourth quarter of games while rookie point guard Ron Baker played.

While we're waiting to hear more information, in the meantime, hopefully Rose's well-being on all fronts is not in question.

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