Cavs claim guard Shaun Livingston
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 7:09 AM
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cavaliers claimed guard Shaun Livingston on waivers from Washington.
To make room on their roster, the Cavs waived guard Donald Sloan, who appeared in 20 games for Cleveland this season.
Livingston made four starts for the Wizards this season. He was waived on Sunday by Washington and the Cavs had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to claim him. He averaged 3.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 17 games. The 6-footer has appeared in 341 career NBA games.
Sloan has appeared in 53 games - 11 starts - for Cleveland, which signed him from the Development League in March.
The Cavs play at Washington on Wednesday night. They'll be without center Anderson Varejao, the league's top rebounder, who will miss his fourth straight game with a bruised right knee.
Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will miss his fourth straight game because of a bruised right knee.
The Cavs said Varejao won't travel with them to Washington for Wednesday night's game against the Wizards. Varejao, who leads the NBA in rebounding, wasn't with the Cavs on Saturday when they snapped a six-game losing streak with a win in Milwaukee. He stayed in Cleveland to receive additional treatment, and the Cavs had hoped the extra rest would help him return this week.
Varejao injured his knee last week against Toronto. The 6-foot-11 Brazilian has been replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Tyler Zeller.
Cavs coach Byron Scott said the team would take a cautious approach with Varejao so he doesn't make his injury worse and miss more time.
Varejao averages 14.4 rebounds per game.