Cleveland Cavaliers

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  • John Henson
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    John Henson (right groin strain) is unlikely to play in the season opener on Wednesday.

    Henson has not been able to practice fully and missed every preseason game. Once healthy, Henson is expected to back up Tristan Thompson at center. It's worth noting that Henson is also dealing with an ankle injury as well, so this may be more than just a one game absence.

    Source: Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com

  • Jarell Martin
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs have reportedly waived Jarell Martin.

    Cleveland is now down to a 13-man roster so expect a move that could actually impact the rotation in the coming days. Martin drew some preseason starts at center for the Cavs and should find a new home shortly as one of the better players currently available.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Marques Bolden
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs waived Marques Bolden on Saturday.

    Going undrafted out of Duke, Bolden played well in limited minutes throughout Summer League and preseason. He will most likely spend the year in the G League. The Cavs have two open standard roster spots and and an open two-way slot with training camp invites Jarell Martin and Tyler Cook still around.

    Source: Kelsey Russo on Twitter

  • Ante Zizic
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Ante Žižić (plantar fasciitis) is expected to miss roughly four weeks.

    Žižić has missed all of the Cavs' preseason games and will continue to miss time as the regular season approaches. He is best left undrafted as he is not high on the depth chart even when healthy.

    Source: Jeff Zillgitt on Twitter

  • Ante Zizic
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Ante Zizic (left foot) was spotted using crutches on Thursday.

    The Cavs haven't said much about Zizic's injury other than a vague mention of "foot soreness," but this isn't good news for him. Buried behind Tristan Thompson, Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr., there's no need to target Zizic in fantasy drafts.

    Source: Marla Ridenour on Twitter

  • Sindarius Thornwell
    SG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs have waived guard Daniel Hamilton, forward Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, guard J.P. Macura and guard Sindarius Thornwell, General Manager Koby Altman announced on Tuesday.

    The Cavs are loaded with guards so it makes sense to release all the above. Cleveland’s roster now stands at 16, including Dean Wade, who is on a two-way deal.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Porter Jr. (hip) shot 3-for-9 from the field for eight points, three boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Celtics on Tuesday.

    KPJ has had an up-and-down preseason and offseason, but it was nice to see him back on the floor after his hip injury. His path to playing time is a bit crowded to start the season, but he could see more time later in the season once the Cavs begin their youth movement.

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland (ankle) shot 6-for-13 from field and 5-for-6 from the line for 20 points with two boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Celtics on Tuesday.

    Garland looked over his ankle injury and moved well in this one. Similar to Collin Sexton, Garland has been good for scoring but is having trouble filling up the rest of the stat sheet. On a thin Cavs team, Garland is a deep-flier but is better suited for points leagues.

  • Collin Sexton
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Collin Sexton shot 7-for-14 from the field for 20 points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Celtics on Tuesday.

    The Celtics were starting mostly backups and Sexton took advantage, but mostly in the points column. He hasn't shown an ability to fill up the stat sheet just yet outside of points and threes, so he can't be seen as anything more than a late-round pick in standard drafts this season.

  • Matthew Dellavedova
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Matthew Dellavedova (thumb) suffered a thumb sprain and will not return on Tuesday against the Celtics.

    Big man Tacko Fall blocked Delly, sending him to the ground. Delly got up and grabbed his hand before coming out of the game and heading to the locker room. The Cavs ruled him out for the rest of the game.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Brandon Knight
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Brandon Knight (rest) will not play in Tuesday's preseason game against the Celtics.

    Knight joins a long list of Cavs out tonight. The Cavs will likely disperse his minutes among a bevy of guards.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love will play against the Celtics on Tuesday.

    Love is in a good DFS spot tonight as he could be staring at a big day tonight with so many frontcourt teammates sitting out, but it is worth noting that the team plans to watch his minutes carefully.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland (ankle) will play on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    The team will pay attention to their prized 5th pick's minutes in this one with the regular season right around the corner. Garland is an intriguing late-round flier on a talent-strapped Cavs team.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs are have ruled Tristan Thompson (right groin soreness), John Henson (right groin strain) and Ante Zizic (left foot soreness) as out for Tuesday's game against the Celtics.

    With the trio of big men sitting out, it could again be a lot of Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. tonight. It's worth noting that Jarell Martin is starting at C for the Cavs tonight.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Brandon Knight
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Brandon Knight (right hamstring soreness) played through a questionable tag on Sunday to produce five points in 12 minutes.

    Knight doesn't figure to play much of a role for Cleveland but at least he's healthy.