The Cleveland Cavaliers will get a lift when they take on the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night. Second year guard Dion Waiters will be back in the lineup. Waiters has missed the Cavaliers’ last three games with a wrist injury.
Waiters isn’t sure how he hurt the rest, but he told reporters he was “feeling better than he did” before Thursday’s game.
“I couldn’t shoot the ball or dribble the ball or pass,” Waiters told Mary Schmmit Boyer of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “It started about two weeks ago and I shook it off, but it got worse.”
The Cavaliers lost two of the three games without Waiters in the lineup.
“It’s going to linger, but it’s way better,” he said. “I can do things I couldn’t do before. It will bother me a little bit, but nothing that will keep me out.”
On the season, he’s averaging 14.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.