Daniel Gibson was neither on the Cavaliers bench nor behind it in street clothes on Tuesday night. This was odd considering he was not on any injury report given by the Cavaliers during pregame, and was expected to play. Following the first quarter, the Cavs announced he was a “late scratch” with his lingering right elbow injury.
Following the game, the Cavaliers announced that both Gibson and rookie Dion Waiters will undergo further tests, including MRIs on Wednesday. Waiters injured his hand on the rim during the second quarter of the loss to the Suns. X-rays on the hand were negative.
With Kyrie Irving already mending a hand issue, the backcourt is thin. Real thin. Losing Gibson and Waiters for any length of time could force a move of some sort, even if it is just a call up from Canton.
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