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Dion Waiters injury: Cavs guard out for Bulls game, Daniel Gibson to start

The Cleveland Cavaliers won't have either of their starting guards on Wednesday night as Dion Waiters takes another day off with a sprained ankle.


Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters will sit out Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Bulls with a sprained left ankle, Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Plain Dealer reports. Daniel Gibson gets the nod in his place, with Alonzo Gee moving back to his customary position of small forward.

Waiters sprained his ankle in Cleveland's loss to Portland on Saturday night, though it isn't considered especially serious. The rookie also missed the loss to Detroit on Monday night, though he should be able to return well before Kyrie Irving's scheduled return in a couple weeks.

Until then, with both of their starting guards out of the lineup, the Cavaliers will need to depend on their other perimeter scorers, particularly Gibson, Gee and C.J. Miles.

Conveniently, the Bulls don't have either of their starting guards either, though, so Chicago will be going with Kirk Hinrich, Nate Robinson, Marco Belinelli and Jimmy Butler on Wednesday night.

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