Reporting Matt Loede
INDEPENDENCE, OH (92.3 The Fan) – The waiting game for the newest members of the Cleveland Cavaliers continues.
The Cavs will be without the services of their new players when they take the floor at home Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, all due in part to the lack of urgency by the NBA.
The league had not signed off on the paperwork in time for new Cavs forward/center Marreese Speights, guard Wayne Ellington, and guard Josh Selby to be able to practice Thursday.
Due to that, the three will not play vs the Bucks on Friday night.
“Even if it’s approved today which we fully expect it to be, because they didn’t get a chance to go through practice today they won’t play tomorrow,” Scott said.
Cavaliers PR did inform the media that the paperwork was approved by the league, but for those three guys, it’s too little, too late.
Needless to say, the lack of getting the three players in uniform and out on the floor to help the Cavs is not sitting well with Scott.
“It’s just the league being the league, that’s the best way I can put it,” Scott said.
The team likely won’t have C.J. Miles on Friday as well, as Scott says the guard is batting a “virus” that has wiped him out the past few days.