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Cavs rule Green out with lower back soreness

CLEVELAND – The Cavaliers ruled out Jeff Green with lower back soreness prior to Tuesday’s game against the Nets at Quicken Loans Arena.

Green has yet to miss a game this season, averaging 10.6 points, 1.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 0.5 steals over 22.1 minutes through 59 contests off the bench.

Cleveland signed the 31-year-old small forward to a one-year, $2.3 million deal on July 11, 2017.

John Alfes has covered Cleveland sports since August of 2016. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season lon

John Alfes is a senior at John Carroll University, and hails from Westlake, Ohio. His love and passion for the game of baseball originated in 1998, when he played catch with his father at the age of two. A former collegiate pitcher, Alfes currently serves as a Cleveland Cavaliers reporter for AP Radio/Metro Networks and the Cleveland Indians Beat Writer for CBS Sports/Scout Media Network, all while majoring in Communications (focus in Journalism) and English (focus in Professional Writing). He is the Sports Editor for The Carroll News, Sports Director for WJCU 88.7 FM and Senior Writer for the John Carroll Sports Information Department. John is an Eagle Scout and loves his two younger brothers (Conrad and Daniel) and two parents (John and Celeste). You can follow John Alfes on Twitter (@JohnAlfes) or reach him through email (

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