Veteran swingman Kelenna Azubuike has been plagued by knee injuries over the past several seasons. At Cavaliers Media Day on Monday, Kelenna claims that his knee is completely healthy for the first time in years. With a clean bill of health, Azubuike is ready to restart his NBA career and contribute to the Cavaliers, he tells Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal.
Kelenna Azubuike says he's 100% healthy, anxious to show he can still play. He could help #Cavs at 2/3 if his knee is right— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) October 1, 2012
At his best, he was a solid defender and competent offensive player. He was a good three-point shooter and that's something that the Cavaliers could certainly use. It's reasonable to assume that the multiple knee injuries will have sapped much of his athleticism and lateral agility, so he probably won't be as effective as he used to be. Nevertheless, he's with the team in camp and will have a chance to prove himself and make the roster. At this moment in time, I wouldn't expect him to make the final cuts, but you never know.