Another season and yet another knee problem for Derrick Rose.
The Chicago Bulls' oft-injured point guard will undergo surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee, the team announced Tuesday night.
Rose will have a third knee procedure in three years. The 2011 NBA MVP previously missed the entire 2012-13 season recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury that occurred in Game 1 of the Bulls' Eastern Conference quarterfinals series against Philadelphia.
He made a long-awaited return to the court last season, but had it cut short after just 10 games after tearing the meniscus in his right knee.
Rose had been generally healthy this season, having appeared in 46 of Chicago's 57 games. The three-time All-Star told the team earlier Tuesday he was experiencing pain in the surgically repaired knee, and an MRI taken afterward revealed the tear.
The Bulls said in a release that a timetable for Rose's return will be determined following this latest surgery.
Rose' latest knee issue comes with Chicago clinging to a half-game lead on the charging Cleveland Cavaliers for first place in the Central Division. The Bulls currently sit third in the Eastern Conference with a 36-21 record, but are just one game back of Toronto for second place.
>>Love Leads Cavs Past Detroit
Kevin Love tied a career high with eight 3-pointers to help the Cleveland Cavaliers top the Detroit Pistons 102-93 on Tuesday.
Love had 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting from deep and added nine rebounds in the Cavs' third straight win. LeBron James added 19 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, while Kyrie Irving scored 18.
James also surpassed Scottie Pippen for the most assists by a forward in NBA history.
The Pistons led by as many as 14 early in the third quarter but had their two-game winning streak stopped. Reggie Jackson paced Detroit with 22 points and added nine assists and eight rebounds.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope contributed 21 points, Andre Drummond scored 17 with 10 boards, and Greg Monroe finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Golden State 114, Washington 107
Cleveland 102, Detroit 93
Indiana 92, Oklahoma City 105
Toronto 92, Dallas 99