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NBA News: Cavs’ Waiters to miss third straight game

Battling tendinitis in his right wrist, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters will miss his third consecutive game tonight as the Wine and Gold plays host to the Detroit Pistons.

“Any time anybody gets hurt, you’re concerned—especially the longer it lasts—but there’s nothing I can do about it,” Brown said during Monday’s shootaround. “We just follow what the doctors say, and Dion follows what the doctors say, and we go from there.”

Waiters, who was also dealing with a sore knee, hit 11-of-19 shots and two 3-pointers for 25 points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal in last Tuesday’s loss to Portland. He had been on a role prior to the injury, scoring 25, 16 and 21 points in each of his last three games. On the 2013-14 season, Waiters is averaging 14.9 points per game. CJ Miles and Jarrett Jack will continue to split the bulk of the shooting guard minutes with Kyrie Irving sliding over to the off-guard in specific offensive sets.

[Related: NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs unwilling to part with Varejao, pick for Jeff Green]

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    As long as he didn’t injure his wrist while rolling his eyes and making a wanky-wanky motion (edit if needed) to Mike Brown’s coaching, I say let him get healthy and leave him be.