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Preseason Game 6: Cavs vs. CSKA, Pregame notes

By Jason Lloyd Published: October 16, 2010

Cavs vs. CSKA Moscow
at the Q, 7:30 p.m., FSN/WTAM

Cavs probable starters: Ramon Sessions, Daniel Gibson, Jamario Moon, J.J. Hickson, Ryan Hollins

CSKA probable starters: Jamont Gordon, Trajan Langon, Nikita Kurbanov, Matjaz Smodis, Boban Marjanovic

Notes:
* Anthony Parker (finger), Antawn Jamison (knee), Mo Williams (groin) and Anderson Varejao (ankle) are all out tonight. Varejao is expected to make his debut Tuesday. Byron Scott wouldn't say yet whether Parker and Jamison will be out the rest of the preseason, but there is a chance that could happen.

* This could be a big night for Danny Green and Manny Harris. The Cavs' roster stands at 16, meaning there is one cut left. Smart money means it's down to those two, though Byron Scott said this morning that's not necessarily accurate. "But a lot of people probably think that way," he said. The Cavs could still pick up a player waived by another team. Scott and GM Chris Grant have started having those discussions, but of the 16 players in camp right now, one has to be cut.

* Scott said he'll start trimming playing time for guys during next week's preseason games in an effort to get ready for the regular season. That means tonight could be the last chance for both Green and Harris to impress, although Anthony Parker's finger injury means more minutes are available at the guard spots than usual.

* Scott conceded the Cavs could use another big. Right now, Varejao and Ryan Hollins are the only legitimate centers on the roster. Leon Powe will play there if he has to, but he doesn't want to play big minutes there. Samardo Samuels has played there quite a bit, but he's undersized.

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