After missing seven games with a hyperextended left knee, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters is back. Waiters will suit up on Tuesday when the Cavaliers take on the San Antonio Spurs. There is also a small chance that center Anderson Varejao (who has been out with a back injury) will return as well. Guard C.J. Miles, who is battling a ankle sprain, will not return.
#Cavs Dion Waiters expects to play vs Spurs on Tue. Varejao (back) probably not. Miles (ankle) out
— M.S. Boyer/J. Valade (@PDcavsinsider) March 3, 2014
Dion Waiters expects to play tmrw vs Spurs. Mike Brown says slim chance Varejao plays too, but not likely. No Miles tmrw
— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) March 3, 2014
Waiters’ (and possibly Varejao’s) return could not come at a better time. Cleveland sits just 3.5 games back of the Atlanta Hawks, the team currently holding the East’s eighth seed. Without Waiters and the others, coach Mike Brown had relied heavily on his starters. If Waiters can come back fully healthy and immediately back into the flow of the game, he can be a useful weapon for the Cleveland bench that is need of one.
In other Cavaliers news, ccording to Shams Charania of RealGM.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers are set to sign forward Arinze Onuaku to a second 10-day contract. Arinze’s first ten-day contract expired on Monday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will sign forward Arinze Onuaku to a second 10-day contract, a league source tells RealGM.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 4, 2014
With Anderson Varejao still working his way back from a back injury and Anthony Bennett still not at 100 percent, this moves makes some sense. Interestingly enough, on his first 10-day contract, Onuaku spent some time with the Canton Charge.