As the Cavaliers adjust to life without coach Tyronn Lue, his return could be soon.
According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, Lue’s status will be updated on a game-by-game basis. He is not currently traveling with the team as they prepare to face the Nets Sunday in Brooklyn, but could meet the team Tuesday in Miami before the Cavs face the Heat or Wednesday in Charlotte when the Cavs face the Hornets.
Per ESPN, Lue also has had “success sleeping with more regularity” since taking his leave. Lue took a temporary leave of absence from the Cavs on March 19 due to health issues.
The top concern when it comes to Lue is his health, so if he is able to return to the bench, it must mean that he’s seen some improvement in his condition. The team has not offered an update on his status since he stepped away.
According to interim coach Larry Drew, the Cavs have rallied about Lue.
“Sometimes you have to play the hand that’s dealt to you,” Drew said after the Cavs beat the Suns on Friday. “And certainly, it was unfortunate what happened with Coach Lue. And the way our guys have responded ... You go through the course of a season, and you deal with a lot of different things. And when you do that, you don’t know whether you’re going to be able to overcome it. And I think for our team, we really rallied, No. 1, around Coach Lue, when the organization made the decision that he was going to step away for a few games. We rallied around him. We rallied around one another.”