Injury-riddled Cavaliers will be without Osman
Cleveland, which already has the worst record in the NBA at 1-10, will be without yet another starter Saturday night in Chicago after forward Cedi Osman was ruled out with back spasms.
He’s the latest Cavs player to join an injury list that includes All-Star forward Kevin Love, point guard George Hill and Sam Dekker, who began the season as a reserve but moved into the starting lineup because of all the injuries.
Throw in a coaching change, some off-court drama and this Cleveland season is sinking fast.
Osman was forced to leave Wednesday’s loss to Oklahoma City in the first quarter, and the Cavs were hoping rest would allow him to face the Bulls. However, coach Larry Drew said Osman will sit out against the Bulls “and we’ll see how he is after the game tomorrow.”
Nuggets: Forward Will Barton is starting to take a few shots as he recovers from surgery to fix core and hip muscle injuries.