Basketball: Derrick Rose hurt again, joins growing list of injured NBA stars

Derrick Rose has another knee injury - and he was not the only NBA star to get hurt on Friday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS/USA TODAY SPORTS/STEVE DYKES
Derrick Rose has another knee injury - and he was not the only NBA star to get hurt on Friday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS/USA TODAY SPORTS/STEVE DYKES

NEW YORK - Derrick Rose has another knee injury - and he was not the only NBA star to get hurt on Friday.

Memphis centre Marc Gasol sprained his left knee and Golden State guard Andre Iguodala limped off with a strained left hamstring on another painful night for some of the league's best players.

They added to a growing list of big names already sidelined this season by one ailment or another, a scroll that includes Deron Williams, Stephen Curry, Steve Nash and Tyson Chandler.

No team has played even 15 games yet in a season that three-and-a-half weeks old, and already trainer's rooms are full.

Not to mention that Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo, both still recovering from surgery, have not suited up all season.

Dwyane Wade has been held out of three games as part of Miami's plan for handling his history of knee issues.

And it only got worse Friday night - especially for Rose and the Bulls.

The 2011 Most Valuable Player injured his right knee in the third quarter and did not return during a 95-98 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, who won their ninth straight game.

AP