CLEVELAND – The Cavs will roll out a shorthanded backcourt against the Pacers on Friday, as shooting guard Dwyane Wade will sit out due to a personal matter.
General manager Koby Altman told the 12-time All-Star to take as much time as needs, but noted that this is not similar to Derrick Rose’s departure from the team throughout November and December.
Wade has been an integral part of Cleveland’s second unit, averaging 11.1 points, 3.7 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 steals on 45.3 percent shooting over 23.1 minutes per game.
Kyle Korver and Iman Shumpert are candidates to see expanded roles off the bench.
John Alfes has covered Cleveland sports since August of 2016. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season long.
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