Richard Jefferson will sit out Thursday night's game against the Chicago Bulls at United Center with left knee tendinitis.
The problem caused Jefferson to miss Wednesday's practice at Roosevelt University. Also sitting out Thursday and Friday is Kyle Korver (inflamed tendon in his left foot).
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Iman Shumpert will return against the Bulls after missing the past two games with a sore right knee. Shumpert made it through the Cavs’ full practice Wednesday.
The Bulls game marks the first of a back-to-back, with the Cavs hosting the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.
LeBron James is still being bothered by a scratched cornea in his right eye suffered March 24 in Charlotte. James put in eyedrops before shootaround and did his entire interview with his head down.
“Apologize for my head being down today, guys, my eye is a little messed up from last week in Charlotte,” James said as it ended. “That’s why my head is down, that light is bothering me.”