Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade mill miss Friday’s game against the Pacers due to a personal matter, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said during his pre-game media availability. Wade was excused from the team’s Friday morning shootaround for the same reason. The team has said what Wade’s personal matter is exactly, but dubbed it a “family emergency.”
Per Lue, the team does not yet know when Wade will next play and that Cavs GM Koby Altman told Wade to “take his time.” Lue also said that Wade’s absence would not be anything like Derrick Rose’s recent month-long sabbatical.
“How much ever time he needs to take to get over what he’s going through, then he’ll be back,” he said.
Rose will see at least some of Wade minutes with Lue also telling Jose Calderon to “be ready.” The Cavs coach also said that if Channing Frye is able to play against the Pacers, he would get some playing time. Since Tristan Thompson returned from injury on Dec. 12, Frye’s playing time has dwindled. He missed the Cavs’ last game with an abdominal strain.