Not only will Kyle Korver miss Monday’s game against the Spurs, but he will be shut down for the rest of the week. That means he’ll miss Thursday’s game against the Bulls and Friday’s game against the 76ers.
Iman Shumpert out tonight. Kyle Korver has been shut down for rest of the week. Will miss back to back Thursday and Friday— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydNBA) March 27, 2017
From there, Korver’s sore left foot will be reevaluated. It’s the same issue that caused him to miss seven games. He played three games after returning, but said he never felt right during the second half of those three games. The earliest Korver could return would be Sunday against the Pacers.
Additionally, as The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd noted in the above tweet, Iman Shumpert is out Monday as well. He was a late scratch Saturday due to a sore right knee and was previously listed as questionable for tonight’s game.
The Cavs’ wing depth will be tested for at least one game. J.R. Smith could see an uptick at minutes, it’s also likely that Richard Jefferson and Deron Williams will see extended time as well. Coach Tyronn Lue could also turn to DeAndre Liggins in an effort to keep rotation minute player’s minutes down. Liggins started 19 games earlier this season when the team’s depth was ravaged by injuries. Since then, however, he’s largely been relegated to the bench and the occasional late game appearance.