April 24, 2014

NBA News: CJ Miles will not travel with Cavs for two-game road trip

The Cleveland Cavaliers have said that guard C.J. Miles will not travel with the team on Thursday evening due to a right calf strain and will remain in Cleveland for treatment at Cleveland Clinic Courts. He was named the starting shooting guard on Wednesday evening, but played just three minutes before the injury. Miles is averaging 10 points and 2.1 rebounds per game and is listed as out for Friday night’s game in New Orleans and Saturday night’s game in San Antonio.

On Thursday, Cavs head coach Mike Brown was non-committal as to who will start at shooting guard, but intimated that he would like to keep the team’s second unit—read: Dion Waiters—together due to their relative success the night before. It is believed that undrafted rookie Matthew Dellavedova could see extended playing time following his play in Wednesday night’s loss.

Center Tyler Zeller is nursing a right ankle sprain. While the second-year big man will travel with the team, he is listed as questionable for Friday night’s game in New Orleans. It is anticipated that Andrew Bynum will continue drawing starts at center.

[Related: Welcome to the rotation, Matthew Dellavedova]