CLEVELAND – First, the good news for Cavaliers fans:
Anderson Varejao practiced Thursday and is listed as probable for Friday night’s game at Phoenix. Varejao, the Cavs’ 6-foot-11 rebounding machine, missed Wednesday’s loss at Golden State with right knee soreness.
More good news:
Both starting point guard Kyrie Irving and C.J. Miles played Wednesday with the stomach flu, and while neither practiced Thursday, both are also probable for the Suns.
Now for the somewhat-not-so-good (but-not-awful) news:
Rookie guard Dion Waiters is listed as questionable for Friday. Waiters suffered what the Cavs are calling a “right quad contusion,” suffered against the Warriors. He was seen hobbling in the locker room after the game, and did not practice Thursday.
Irving leads the Cavs (2-3) at 24.6 points per game. Waiters is second (15.4 ppg) and Varejao is third (14.0). Varejao also leads the Cavs in rebounding at 15.0 per game.
FOX Sports Ohio’s telecast of the Cavs-Suns game begins Friday at 8:30 p.m.