The Cavaliers laundry list of key injuries just keeps growing, and the latest bad news comes on the eve of the world champion Miami Heats first visit this season to Cleveland.
On Tuesday, the Cavs announced rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters will miss at least a week because of loose cartilage in his left knee. Waiters missed the final three quarters of the Cavs blowout loss to Indiana on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Waiters will spend the next week resting and receiving treatment, then will be reevaluated evaluation. Its possible, according to the Cavs, Waiters will undergo an arthroscopic procedure -- meaning his knee may be scoped if its still bothering him in a week. The potential exists that hes out for the season.
The injury follows a sprained shoulder to star point guard Kyrie Irving, who has also suffered a broken hand, broken finger, broken jaw and knee soreness just since summer.
Also, starting center Anderson Varejao has been out since early December after knee surg...