According to Cavs head coach John Beilein, Cavs rookie point guard Darius Garland is currently day-to-day with a minor foot issue. According to Beilein, it is not serious.
“Darius couldn’t go today. He has a slight little thing in his foot that is negative and he’s going to be fine,” he said.
Garland, the Cavs’ top pick in June’s draft, was seen on-court shooting after practice wrapped up and was going through a drill with Cavs assistants.
Additionally, Beilein said that forward Larry Nance Jr. missed practice because he was sick and that rookie forward Dylan Windler was able to participate in some non-contact drills. Windler is out for 4-6 weeks with a left tibial stress reaction.
Overall, Beilein was optimistic about the Cavs’ first day of training camp. He broke the team up into three groups — red, white and green — and plans to rotate the groups with different coaches throughout camp as he learns about the team.
“It was great for me personally to get out there,” Beilein said. “I couldn’t sleep last night and it wasn’t about any anxiety. It was about the thrill of being to get these guys together and see what he have and just get the process going. I was pleased with the way it went. It wasn’t the greatest practice ever, but we tried to make it the greatest practice ever and now we’ll grow from it.”