UPDATES & NEWS
Cavs center Anderson Varejao (sore back) didn't make the trip to Charlotte for Friday's game. It will be the 12th consecutive game he's missed.
Varejao said, Hopefully, I can play the next game. I would love to. If not, I feel Im pretty close. So, if you held on to him this long you mine as well continue to do so since his return is supposedly right around the corner. Just know though that he is expected to come off the bench backing up newly acquired starting center Spencer Hawes.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
The 76ers have waived JaVale McGee.
McGee, oddly enough, came out and said he wanted to be a "mentor" to the young players on the Sixers after arriving at the trade deadline. Just a few weeks late, McGee will be packing his bags, hoping he picks up with a contender. The seven-footer reportedly will not have to give back any money in a buyout, and is owed the remainder of his $11.2 million contract, along with $12 million next year. Analysis: Spencer Silva