Four new Cavaliers make it onto practice floor

Rodney Hood and the other three guys the Cavs acquired before the deadline Thursday were on the practice floor Saturday.

It took a bit longer than they had hoped, but the Cleveland Cavaliers were indeed able to get their new guys on the practice floor today in Atlanta.

George Hill and Rodney Hood were able to practice from the get-go, while Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. had to hold off until the Los Angeles Lakers finished their physical with Channing Frye, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.

The Cavaliers landed Clarkson and Nance Jr. from the Los Angeles Lakers for Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye — while Hood and Hill were acquired in a three-way trade involving Utah and Sacramento that shipped out Jae Crowder, Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue told reporters that Hill will start at point guard for Sunday’s game at the Boston Celtics,

The Cavaliers (32-22) play at Boston on Sunday at 3:30 at TD Garden. The Celtics (40-17) now trail Toronto (38-16) by a half-game in the Eastern Conference standings.