Cavs’ Rose miffed foul wasn’t called flagrant

Former Cavalier guard Derrick Rose is excited to be with the Timberwolves and former coach Tom Thibodeau, Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson.

Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose was agitated after a foul that resulted in a sprained left ankle was ruled a common foul. The incident took place during Friday’s game, when Rose was fouled hard by Bucks big man Greg Monroe.

“I think I’m the only person in the league that’s not getting a flagrant for that call, bro,” Rose said to reporters. “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.”

Rose scored 12 points in the Cavs’ 116-97 win. He played 23 minutes before the injury.

“I mean, it’s a sprain” Rose said. “There’s nothing I can do about that. Take me out in the air, kind of twisted my ankle when I came down. So, get a lot of treatment and see how it feels (Saturday).”

Rose is expected to miss Saturday’s home game against the Magic.

“It doesn’t look good right now,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue told reporters of the idea of Rose playing.

Lue said Jose Calderon would start in Rose’s spot if necessary.