Cavaliers list JR Smith as questionable for Thursday against Pistons

Because of several major injuries to key players on their roster, the Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to play at full strength this season while defending their National Basketball Association title.

It appears the Cleveland Cavaliers will be moving on from Andrew Bogut after less than one minute of playing time.

The Cavs have played most of the year without their starting shooting guard, but that may change soon.

Following the initial X-rays, Bogut underwent further evaluation Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic, where it was determined he won't need surgery.

His tibia has been set, and he is undergoing a non-surgical treatment and recovery plan commencing immediately with an extended period of immobilization and healing stimulation.

After helping the Golden State Warriors to the 2015 NBA crown and a record 73 wins in the 2015-16 season, Bogut went down with a left knee injury in game five of the NBA Finals.

Bogut made his debut with the Cavs on Monday and lasted just 58 seconds when he collided with Heat forward Okaro White.

On a brighter note, the team also announced that J.R. Smith has been cleared for full practice.

In a separate announcement, the Cavs announced that Kyle Korver is experiencing foot soreness, and will miss Thursday's game.

The Cavaliers' LeBron James said he heard Bogut's tibia crack.

  • Joanne Flowers