Anderson Varejao (back) will see his minutes slowly increase going forward.
Varejao played just nine minutes in his first game action in a month Saturday night, but will see his minutes trend upward as he gets into game shape. "We will gradually increase his minutes," coach Mike Brown said. "We haven't talked about what his minutes restriction will be come Wednesday night. We'll keep evaluating it." With Spencer Hawes playing strong ball as of late, Varejao will struggle to approach his 32.7 minute average from January, but he can still help owners in deeper leagues who are in desperate need of rebounds and blocks.
Stephen Curry (quad) said he is planning to start Tuesday's game against the Mavs.
Curry was injured on Wednesday, began to feel pain on Friday and an MRI on Saturday revealed the strain. He still suited up on Sunday, going for 18 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes. We'd expect Curry to be fine Tuesday night, but the concern is a minutes limit or aggravation. He admitted that pain increases later in games when he gets fatigued. "It's something we're going to have to continue to monitor," coach Mark Jackson said.
C.J. Miles (ankle) will return on the Cavaliers' three-game road trip.
The road trip begins on March 12 and Miles is planning on returning during one of those games. "I'm aiming to play on this West Coast trip, to play the first game," Miles said. "If not the first game, I'm sure I'll be able to play on this trip the way I've been feeling the last couple days." Owners who have held onto Miles will likely get him back on Wednesday against the Suns or Friday against the Warriors, but the 6-foot-6 swingman is too hit-or-miss to be relied upon in anything but deeper leagues.