Derrick Rose could return during the Cleveland Cavaliers' five-game road trip.

Rose hasn't placed since Nov. 7th when he suffered a left ankle injury.

Rose left the team for nearly two weeks while he contemplated retirement.

The Cavaliers have since had Isaiah Thomas return from his own injury. Dwyane Wade has served as Cleveland's primary backup with Rose out. Rose could play when Wade needs to sit.

"I think playing D-Wade on a lot of back-to-backs has been tough for him," Lue said. "[There are] some games where he doesn't feel great, but we don't really have the extra ball handler to sit him. So when D-Rose gets back, he'll definitely help with that and help with D-Wade getting his rest and being able to feel good on the floor."

Rose said he's game for whatever reintegration plan the Cavs have for him.

"It's whatever they want," Rose said after the team's practice in Orlando. "I'm not trying to be a distraction to the team or anything like that. I'm here to be a professional about any situation I get put into and to own up to it and be a man about it. I just want to win. No matter how many minutes I'm playing, I'm not a stat guy. I did all that in the past. Now it's time for me to win a championship."