Cavs’ Windler out for season
Cavaliers rookie swingman Dylan Windler will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury he sustained during the preseason.
The Cavs said Monday that Windler, the No. 26 overall pick in last year’s draft, is still dealing with symptoms from a stress reaction in his lower left leg. Windler was making progress and nearing a return to the Cavs until a recent setback, and the team said he will now undergo surgery.
The team said Windler will have the operation Jan. 21. There’s no timetable yet for his return.
The 6-foot-8 Windler averaged 21.3 points and 10.8 rebounds as a senior at Belmont. The Cavs were enamored with his shooting ability after he made 43% of his 3-pointers last season.
Pelicans win in OT: Lonzo Ball scored five of his 17 points in OTand the Pelicans beat the Pistons 117-110 on Monday in Detroit.
The Pelicans opened OT with a 9-2 run, including five points from Ball.
The Pelicans have won three of four and are now 9-4 after a 6-22 start. Jalil Okafor had 25 points and 14 rebounds, while Nicolo Melli scored 20 points in the victory.
The Pistons lost their third straight and 12th in their last 15 games. Derrick Rose had 23 points and eight assists but turned the ball over twice in 90 seconds during OT. Christian Wood added 18 points and nine rebounds in the loss.