The Cleveland Cavaliers are in all sorts of trouble right now after it was recently confirmed that All-Star point guard Darius Garland is expected to miss time due to a lingering back problem. The Cavs also announced on Friday that his primary backup, Rajon Rondo, will also be out for approximately two weeks due to a toe sprain.
This has sent the Cavs scrambling to find a temporary solution for their backcourt woes. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, they have turned their attention to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s ex-Milwaukee Bucks teammate, Tim Frazier:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 25, 2022
Frazier, 31, is an NBA journeyman who aside from the Bucks, has also had stints with the New Orleans Pelicans, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Washington Wizards, to name a few. Since entering the league in 2014, the 6-foot point guard has played for no less than seven different teams, with the Cavs being his eighth squad in eight years.
Frazier is not set to pen a 10-day deal with Cleveland and he’ll likely log some heavy minutes in the interim. Garland’s injury is not considered serious, but it is something the Cavs intend to manage for the remainder of the season.
You also have to note that earlier in the campaign, the Cavs also lost Collin Sexton and Ricky Rubio to season-ending injuries. Talk about tough luck.