Player News - Cavaliers

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Jose Calderon made another start on Wednesday but finished with just five points, two assists, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

Derrick Rose will miss at least another week with his ankle injury, and Iman Shumpert (knee) remains day-to-day, so Cleveland has turned to the veteran Calderon out of necessity. Leave him untouched outside of the deepest leagues.
Nov 22 - 9:57 PM

LeBron James racked up 33 points (11-of-17 FGs, 7-of-9 FTs), six rebounds, five assists, four 3-pointers and two steals in 33 minutes vs. Brooklyn on Wednesday.

He exited briefly after a collision and needed some stitches for a facial laceration, but it's nothing to worry about. The good news is that he made it out of the game without tweaking an ankle tonight, and Cleveland claimed a six-game win streak with the victory. LeBron also became the 26th player in NBA history with at least 15,000 made three-pointers -- there's not much the King can't do.
Nov 22 - 9:57 PM

The Cavaliers held on for their sixth straight victory on Wednesday, aided by Dwyane Wade's 18 points, five assists, four rebounds and one block in 28 minutes.

Wade sank 8-of-13 shots, including a 3-pointer, which more than compensated for his 1-of-4 mark at the FT line. The 12-time All-Star can still be useful in certain fantasy scenarios, but most owners can do better -- after all, he's averaging just 22.8 minutes per game this season.
Nov 22 - 9:56 PM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) got in some light contact work during Wednesday's shootaround.

Thomas continues to make steady progress in his recovery from the torn labrum in his right hip, and this is the first time we've seen of him go through any type of contact work. The next big step in his recovery will be incorporating hard cuts into his workouts, so we'll be watching for any updates there, but he certainly appears to be on track to be back in action by January at the latest.
Nov 22 - 11:06 AM

Coach Tyronn Lue indicated that he does not plan on reducing Lebron James' workload going forward.

Despite the fact that LeBron is in his 15th season and will turn 33 years old next month, James leads the league in minutes per game (37.9); just as he did last season (37.8). However, Lue is apparently not overly concerned. "I played with Michael Jordan when he was 39 he played 37 minutes a night," said Lue. "Karl Malone was 37, played 38 minutes a night, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Kobe. Everybody's built differently. If you're one of the greats, sometimes you've got to play."
Nov 21 - 11:12 AM

Jose Calderon moved back into the starting lineup on Monday and hit 4-of-5 shots, 2-of-2 3-pointers and 4-of-4 free throws for season highs of 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 28 minutes of a blowout win over the Pistons.

Calderon's stats on the entire season coming into this one were seven points, five assists, four rebounds and one steal in 47 minutes, so he pretty much blew all of that out of the water with tonight's performance. Unless you're in a 30-team league, you want nothing to do with Calderon, despite tonight's miracle.
Nov 20 - 9:26 PM

Kevin Love hit 8-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, 11 rebounds and four assists to lead the Cavaliers in an easy win over the Pistons on Monday.

The Cavs shots 53 percent from the floor as a team, 49 percent from downtown and drained 16-of-17 free throws in the easy win. LeBron James and James Crowder joined in to help Love in the win, each scoring 18 points, while no Cavs starter played more than 28 minutes in the blowout.
Nov 20 - 9:23 PM

Tyronn Lue hinted that Cedi Osman could get into the rotation on Monday night with four rotation players unavailable.

Osman might see some limited minutes in the rotation tonight, but we wouldn't expect him to receive substantial minutes. Leave him on the wire.
Source: ESPN
Nov 20 - 3:24 PM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) went through an intense workout on Sunday, doing full-court sprints, shooting 3s and running through some 5-on-0 drills.

Thomas said this was the "hardest" he's run so far in his recovery, and that he "felt good for the most part." While the Cavs' haven't officially updated his potential return date, he's completed each stage of his recovery without any setbacks or pauses and is on track to return to the floor by January 1. The next step in Thomas' rehab will be incorporating cutting and change of direction work, so we'll be watching for any updates there.
Nov 19 - 5:16 PM

Jose Calderon will start on Monday vs. the Pistons.

Iman Shumpert (knee) is out for about a week and Derrick Rose (ankle) is at least two weeks away, but Calderon is only worth a look in deeper leagues at this point in his career. LeBron James is going to run the offense even more than usual, and Dwyane Wade should play some point as well.
Nov 19 - 1:39 PM

Iman Shumpert will be out for 5-7 days while he undergoes treatment and rehabilitation for a left knee effusion.

He only played 11 minutes on Friday before he left the game in the first half. Shumpert can't seem to shake his left knee soreness this year, so hopefully the week off can help him get back on track. With him out, Dwyane Wade could be in a better spot while Kyle Korver should be launching a few more treys per game. Korver is a decent add if you need treys. Jose Calderon could start, but he's not really worth using in fantasy.
Nov 18 - 3:34 PM

Isaiah Thomas (hip) said he is "getting closer to being back on the floor and being able to play."

In a lengthy interview with USA Today, Thomas defends his decision not to have surgery and is optimistic about the near future. "Every week now, every week I'm getting better and better. I'm doing more and more," said Thomas. The initial targeted return date was early January, and it appears Thomas may be slightly ahead of schedule, with a return in late December now seemingly a possibility. We should have plenty of updates over the next month.
Source: USA Today
Nov 18 - 9:53 AM

Iman Shumpert (knee) went scoreless with one rebound, one assist, one steal and one blocked shot across 11 minutes before checking out of Friday's win against the Clippers.

Shumpert is battling soreness in his left knee, and it is a recurrence in the same knee from earlier in the season. The loss of Shump is the gain for more playing time for the likes of Dwyane Wade, J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver. Jose Calderon also could get a chance, and he started the second half in place of Shumpert, but he was mostly ineffective.
Nov 17 - 11:04 PM

Kyle Korver posted nine points with three rebounds, two assists and a steal across 28 minutes in Friday's overtime win.

Korver and Dwyane Wade helped fill the void in the second half with Iman Shumpert battling a sore left knee. Unfortunately Korver was struggling with his shot, hitting just 2-of-5 from behind the arc. He is just 10-of-27 from behind the arc over his past three games.
Nov 17 - 11:00 PM

Jose Calderon was scoreless in 10 minutes off the bench in Friday's overtime loss against the Clippers.

Calderon actually started the third quarter with Iman Shumpert nursing a sore knee, but he was unable to seize the opportunity. Instead, it was Dwyane Wade and Kyle Korver stepping up and filling the void. Calderon continues to remain a non-factor for most fantasy owners.
Nov 17 - 10:57 PM


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