Kyle Korver to be held out of tonight's game against the Spurs
“Lue said Korver wouldn’t play against the Spurs, and didn’t know when the sharpshooter would return. He said the coaching and training staffs would meet after shootaround today to determine the best course of action for Korver, who is again suffering from inflammation of a tendon on the outside of his left foot.”
Korver, who has played in three straight games since returning from a seven-game hiatus, tells cleveland.com that he “hasn’t felt right” since the injury and battles pain during the second half of games.
While he will be held out of tonight’s bout, Korver is hoping it’s “just these few days” off. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the smooth-shooting swingman isn’t overly concerned about the setback. He just wants to “let it calm down.”
Korver, who is averaging 10.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assist per game for the Cavaliers, will be reevaluated before Thursday’s road game against the Chicago Bulls. Until then, J.R. Smith will likely see increased playing time.