CLEVELAND– Larry Nance Jr., Rodney Hood and Tristan Thompson are all active for Cavaliers-Suns on Friday night, per interim head coach Larry Drew.
None of the three will start and all will be on a minutes restriction, meaning Jeff Green will be the starting 4 and Kevin Love will be the starting 5.
“All three guys have been out for a little while, and I really didn’t want to disrupt the starting five that we have out there right now and those guys will be playing limited minutes, so I wanted to get them slowly back and acclimated to what we’re doing,” Drew said.
“There’s a chance that there could be some early substitutions to get the guys in there. I’m not ruling that out, but right now I just kind of want to stay with the flow, stay with what we’ve done the last couple of ballgames and then we’ll probably after tonight, we’ll see as far as where we stand as far as starters are concerned.”
Nance Jr. hasn’t played since March 13 due to a right hamstring injury. Thompson sprained his ankle on March 5, and Hood has been dealing with low back pain over the last couple of weeks.