Dion Waiters, Daniel Gibson set to have MRIs on Wednesday

Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

The Cavs' backcourt could be thinned even further.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are already without star point guard Kyrie Irving, but things could get even worse moving forward. Guards Dion Waiters and Daniel Gibson are both scheduled to have MRIs on Wednesday to evaluate the severity of their arm injuries. Waiters has injured his left hand, while Gibson is dealing with an injury to his right elbow.

Gibson missed Cleveland's 91-78 loss on Tuesday night to the Phoenix Suns due to that injury, while Waiters played 37:55 minutes, his second highest total of his career. Waiters has struggled since Irving has been out, shooting over 40 percent from the field just once in five games, but the Cavs offense would suffer greatly if their other dynamic backcourt player missed any time.

Gibson, meanwhile, is depth fodder, but would be thrust into a bigger role if he checks out OK if Waiters has to miss any time. In just over 23 minutes per game this season, Gibson is averaging 9.1 points and 2.2 assists per game. He has also shot 40.4 percent from three-point range.

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