The Cavaliers are calling this precautionary, which is code for “don’t worry about this.”
Cleveland big man Tristan Thompson will sit out the next two preseason games — Saturday against the Sixers and Monday vs. the Hawks — to rest a sore foot, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.
Thompson sat out the Cavs preseason opener as well. “The Birdman” Chris Andersen will get the start.
No big deal in the preseason, only a moderate deal if this were the regular season. What matters in Cleveland is to have this team healthy, rested, and ready to go come April to defend their title. Everything before that is an extended preseason.