Found January 11, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
There are changes afoot on the Cavaliers' rotation.Center Semih Erden has returned from a broken right thumb and will be given every opportunity to win the Cavs' backup center job.The 7-foot, 240-pound Erden played 17 minutes in the Cavs' 113-105 loss at Utah on Tuesday. He was the first big man off the bench for the Cavs (4-5, 1-3 on their seven-game road trip).The Cavs are intrigued by Erden's skill set and length. He'll likely take forward-center Samardo Samuels' minutes on the second unit. The 25-year-old Erden has been injured with one ailment after the other since coming to the Cavs in a trade with Boston on Feb. 24, 2011. Limited to just four games and 64 minutes last season with the Cavs, Erden continued his recent trend by showing up for training camp with a broken thumb. The injury occurred while he was playing in Turkey during the lockout.In the short period of time he's been on the practice court or in games, Cavs coach Byron Scott likes what ...
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