The NBA’s defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers are set for a divisional match-up against the Chicago Bulls inside Quicken Loans Arena, but they’ll be without several members of their rotation.
Cavs Head Coach Tyronn Lue has announced that Kevin Love (food poisoning) and Kyrie Irving (hamstring cramp) will be held out of tonight’s game. Lue also stated that LeBron James, who is dealing with an illness, will go through his pregame routine to determine if he’ll play.
Ty Lue says LeBron will go through his pregame routine to determine if he'll play. Kevin and Kyrie are out.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 4, 2017
Mike Dunleavy, who has been recovering from an ankle injury, is expected to make his return to the lineup tonight.
Ty Lue says Kevin, Kyrie are out LBJ is questionable..Dunleavy is back
— Fred McLeod (@CavsFredMcLeod) January 4, 2017
The “next man up” mentality will be in full swing for the Cavaliers. Players like Jordan McRae, DeAndre Liggins, Kay Felder, and Channing Frye will likely see increased workloads.