Posted January 06, 2018 05:05:03Kyrie Irving is still recovering from surgery to repair a broken collarbone and a broken bone in his left foot, and the Cavs have a few players who could play on Thursday.
The team has waived forward Anthony Bennett, guard Beno Udrih and guard-forward Isaiah Thomas.
The Cavs also waived forward Al Horford and forward Chris Andersen.
All the team’s other players will have a chance to return in time for Thursday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The league announced on Monday that Irving has returned to full training camp.
The 23-year-old forward is still waiting to receive a new collarbone that was surgically repaired and a bone that had been fractured during a fight in his home state of New York last summer.
Irving has been sidelined since June.
Cavs general manager Chris Grant said in a press conference on Monday afternoon that he has been working on a new plan for Irving and that he will “be doing that throughout the week.”
It’s unclear when Irving might be able to return to full basketball activities.
He has been rehabbing for the past two months and missed the first 10 games of the season after tearing his left ACL in October.
Irving had surgery in February and is currently undergoing treatment.
Irving was one of the first players to accept the Cavaliers’ offer to return and he is set to become a free agent.
The Cavs have three years remaining on his contract.