— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) December 19, 2013
Two days after one of the better games of the NBA season between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers, both Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters missed practice for different reasons. As reported by Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, Irving missed due to an illness and Waiters more or less rested with tendinitis in his wrist.
The Cavs’ next game is Friday when they host the Milwaukee Bucks. At this point, it is unclear that either player will be affected enough to where they would miss the game. The team has not said anything about it, but it seems more than likely that both will be able to play.
The Cavaliers are now 9-15 after back to back tough losses to the Miami Heat and Blazers, but had won four of the previous five before playing two of the best teams in the league. Against Portland, Irving and Waiters each had 25 points with Irving having 10 assists and Waiters having five of his own, showing why the Cavaliers want to keep both players in spite of rumors that the Cavs are trying to ship Dion Waiters.