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Cavs News: 2 Starters to Return Tonight for Matchup vs. Miami Heat
- Updated: January 2, 2019
— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) January 2, 2019
Thompson had missed the last 10 games since spraining his foot in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Dec. 10. Hood had missed the last four games after suffering a minor Achilles injury in a Dec. 21 loss to the Toronto Raptors.
Both players have had integral roles for the Cavs this season, with Thompson averaging 12.0 points and 11.6 rebounds per game, and Hood averaging 12.9 points and 2.1 assists per game. The Cavs, who have fallen to last place in the Eastern Conference, have struggled without the two veterans, losing all four contests that Hood missed, and going 2-8 in Thompson’s absence.
At 8-29, Cleveland’s season is unlikely to be salvaged. Still, a healthy Thompson and Hood can not only help the team improve, but also increase their trade values should the Cavs look to move some pieces.