Cavaliers plan to waive Bogut

The Cavaliers indicated Bogut would not have to undergo surgery and should be fit before the 2017/18 National Basketball Association season begins in October.

Newly acquire Cavs center Andrew Bogut's season is officially over. Doctors set his fractured left tibia and began non-surgical treatment, which includes an extended period of immobilization.

"He will not be available to play the remainder of the regular season and playoffs, but is expected to successfully complete his recovery process in advance of training camp for the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season". The Warriors led 3-1 but the Cavaliers made the greatest comeback in finals history to win the crown. The Cavs signed him after he reached a buyout with Philadelphia and cleared waivers.

Cleveland has also been playing without star forward Kevin Love since February 11 after he had knee surgery that is expected to keep him out for at least six weeks.

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Thursday night in Detroit, one national nightmare will come to an end: J.R. Smith will be back on the basketball court as the Cavaliers take on the Pistons.

The team also said Kyle Korver has experienced soreness in his left foot, meaning he's been listed as Out for Thursday's game.

Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue, who stayed home to rest on Monday, missed practice as he deals with an inner ear issue.

Bogut's National Basketball Association future is unknown regardless of whether or not he is waived, as expected, by the Cavaliers as his contract with the team expires at the end of the current season.

  • Tabitha Byrd