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It’s beyond raining and pouring for the 1-10 Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s now an all-out basketball typhoon.
The latest involves veteran point guard George Hill, who will miss two weeks with a sprained right shoulder, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The Cavs are already without All-Star power forward Kevin Love, as well as Love’s replacement, Sam Dekker. Love had surgery on his left foot and is expected to miss about two months. Dekker is out at least two weeks with an injured ankle.
Oh, and small forward Cedi Osman, who moved to power forward after the injuries to Love and Dekker, could only muster six minutes in the Cavs’ previous game, a 95-86 home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. Apparently, Osman was suffering from back spasms. No word on his return.
Meanwhile, Hill has been starting all season when healthy. He is averaging 12.3 points and 2.6 assists, though he was forced to sit with the shoulder injury Wednesday. But at that point, the extent of the injury had not been revealed.
Hill scored a season-high 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting in Monday’s 102-100 loss at Orlando.
Now, the keys to the starting unit will be handed to rookie Collin Sexton — an idea that may be pleasing to the front office and likely a lot of fans.
Sexton started Wednesday for the first time in his pro career, recording 14 points on 7-of-14 shooting. The Cavs would like to see him improve on his distribution skills, and he will now get that opportunity with what is left of the starting lineup.