INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Cavaliers backup center Tyler Zeller suffered a left hip flexor strain during the annual Wine & Gold scrimmage and is expected to sit out Tuesday’s preseason opener against the Milwaukee Bucks, team officials said Monday.
Zeller underwent an MRI, which confirmed the strain. He is sitting out Tuesday’s game as a precaution and is unofficially day-to-day.
Tuesday’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at The Q.
Zeller, entering his second season, averaged 7.9 points and 5.7 rebounds in 77 games last season.