Cavaliers gurad Kyle Korver will miss Monday’s game against the Spurs, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Monday per cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon. Korver is out again due to a sore left foot - the same foot that caused him to miss seven games earlier this month. Korver returned last week against the Nuggets.
Lue didn’t know when Korver would return and, per Vardon’s story, Korver said he did not feel right in the second half of the three games he’s played since his return. Additionally, guard Iman Shumpert is questionable vs. San Antonio after missing Saturday’s game against the Wizards with a sore right knee.
Korver’s setback isn’t ideal for the Cavs. The team’s main three shooting guard - Korver, Shumpert and J.R. Smith - have played just two games together and Lue is still figuring out how to best distribute their minutes. Additionally, Korver has become a key player off the bench and his shooting is hard to replace. And with the playoffs not far off, getting him 100 percent for the title run is essential.
In 29 games with the Cavs, Korver is averaging 10.9 points per game and shooting 48.2 percent from three. Cleveland and San Antonio tipoff at 8 p.m. on TNT.