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Tyronn Lue to coach Thursday vs. Wizards

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The Cavs head coach returns after stepping away due to health issue.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are getting closer to full health. With the return of Kyle Korver against the Toronto Raptors, the team was just waiting on George Hill and Tyronn Lue before they can be whole for the first time all season.

While Hill’s status is still to be determined, the Cavs will receive a boost with the return of Tyronn Lue. As reported by Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, Lue will coach the team against the Washington Wizards on Thursday. During his time off, Lue has been making adjustments to his life to help get back to this point. From cleveland.com:

Lue, 40, in his third season as Cavs coach, was dealing with a bevy of difficult symptoms, including chest pains and sleep depravation. He’s taken medication, changed his diet, adjusted his sleeping patterns, and begun an exercise program, and has been around the team before and after games and its training facility in Independence over the past several days.

There’s less than a week left of the regular season and that probably isn’t ideal heading into the playoffs. But it will be up to Lue to try and smooth the transition and have the Cavs ready for their annual flipping of the switch. It’s great to see that he is healthy enough to return, and hopefully his return also comes with the return of Larry Nance Jr. to the starting lineup.