After missing four games with a foot injury Kyle Korver, will return Tuesday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Orlando Magic. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue updated Korver’s status during his pregame media availability.
Korver has missed 11 games overall with left foot soreness. He originally missed seven games with the soreness and returned, but said it was still bothering him. The team originally hoped he would play Sunday against the Indiana Pacers. He also has switched the Kyrie 3, the signature shoe of teammate Kyrie Irving, in an effort to give his foot more support.
Korver’s return is great news for the Cavs. Because of his shooting ability - he’s shooting 48.2 percent from three with Cleveland - he’s been a perfect fit on bench units lead by LeBron James. His return also gives Lue a real chance to figure out how minutes are best split up at the shooting guard position between Korver, starter J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert. The trio has played just two games together this season due to various injuries and Korver coming over midseason in trade with the Atlanta Hawks. Lue has said in past that he’d like to play Korver and Smith together at the end of games.
Lue also said that every other Cavalier will play against Orlando and that, as of right now, the entire team is expected to be available tomorrow against the Boston Celtics. That does exclude Kay Felder and Larry Sanders, who are on assignment with the Canton Charge and will play in Canton’s playoff opener Wednesday against Raptors 905.