Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 3/26/13
CLEVELAND -- Even with Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, its hard to tell what youll get from the Cavaliers from night to night. Without them, however, expectations are incredibly low as the Cavs play out the end of another season. And as of right now, its unclear when or if Irving (sprained shoulder) and Waiters (sore knee) will return. Team officials have not updated the status of either, and while both have taken the practice court lately, neither is expected to play in Wednesdays home game vs. Boston. Cavs coach Byron Scott did say he wouldnt just shut down Irving for the sake of it. Just because there's six games left, I wouldn't say, 'No, we're going to shut you down and not play you at all,' when I know he's healthy and he's capable of playing,'' Scott said from practice Monday. Irving and Waiters form the Cavs' starting backcourt when healthy. But an array of injuries, particularly to Irving, has severely limited their time together. Thats key, as Irving is in just his second season and Waiters his first. Irving is averaging team-highs of 23.0 points and 5.7 assists, but has played in just 49 games. Dating back to the summer, hes also suffered a broken hand, broken finger and broken jaw. He sprained his shoulder March 10 in a game at Toronto. Waiters is averaging 14.7 points in 57 games. He injured his knee March 18 vs. Indiana. The Cavs (22-47) have lost five straight and are coming off a 38-point debacle Friday at Houston. Three of their next five games are at home. Shaun Livingston and Wayne Ellington have been starting in place of Irving and Waiters. Livingston was obtained off waivers from Washington on Christmas Day, and Ellington via a late January trade with Memphis. Twitter: @SamAmicoFSO
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 takeaways from Super Bowl 50

Was firing Jeff Hornacek the wrong move for the Suns?

Panthers picked wrong day to play worst game of the season

Was Peyton Manning paid for Budweiser mentions?

Cam Newton walks out of postgame press conference

Eli did not look thrilled after Peyton locked up Super Bowl


Rick Reilly sends awkward tweet during Super Bowl 50

Peyton Manning gives Papa John a kiss after game

Panthers' Josh Norman crying after losing Super Bowl

Peyton Manning ‘going to drink a lot of Budweiser’ after win

Where Peyton Manning ranks among Super Bowl era QBs

Peyton Manning declines to comment on possible retirement

Von Miller trolls Cam Newton, Panthers

Cam Newton proves again he is a great winner and terrible loser

Steph Curry trolls himself with Jordan face meme

Winners and losers from Super Bowl 50

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Aqib Talib wipes out on NFL Network

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Five biggest boneheaded plays of Super Bowl 50

WATCH: Cam Newton gives questionable effort to recover fumble

Lions say Calvin Johnson's future still not determined

How Louisville basketball bungled their self-imposed ban

Ted Ginn Jr. whiffs on football twice on one play, results in Panthers turnover

Kony Ealy makes one-handed interception of Peyton Manning

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

Did Beyonce almost fall down during Super Bowl halftime show?

Curry to serve as drummer for Panthers

Report: Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Five outrageous predictions for Super Bowl 50

QUIZ: Name the winning starting quarterback from every Super Bowl

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker