REPORT: Mike Dunleavy to return against Toronto Raptors
Cavs sharpshooter Mike Dunleavy is set to return after he has missed the last two games with concussion-like symptoms. The 36-year-old was hit in the head against the Milwaukee Bucks last Tuesday, but only experienced signs of concussion two days later on Thursday.
After practicing on Sunday, Dunleavy has been cleared to play against the Toronto Raptors in Canada on Monday night, coach Lue has confirmed.
Despite his struggles to start this campaign in which he is averaging just 4.2 points per game on just 28.2% from three point range, one has to figure its only a matter of time until the veteran starts knocking down these triples.
Throughout his career, Dunleavy 11.4 points per game throughout his career, and shoots an impressive 37.5% from downtown during his time in the NBA. Although he may have experienced a rough transition period in Northeast Ohio, look for Dunleavy to find his feet soon, and contribute the way the Cavs envisioned when they acquired him this past summer.
This isn’t the first time Dunleavy suffered a play of this nature against the Bucks:
In the midst of their worst losing streak in exactly a year, the Cavs need their full roster healthy and firing to lift themselves from this slump.
Dunleavy is definitely a boost before the Eastern Conference heavyweight bout between the Raptors and Cavs.