Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov is getting closer to a return and could be back in the lineup Friday night against the Charlotte Hornets. Mozgov, who is officially listed as questionable, will participate in parts of Friday morning’s shootaround in hopes of coming back just seven days after an MRI confirmed the strained right shoulder. The Cavs, however, will continue to be cautious, just as they have with every other ailment this season. “Possibly,” Cavs head coach David Blatt said about Mozgov playing against Charlotte. “We’re going to see how he’s feeling this morning. See if we can get him out there a little bit.”
The only way Thompson to Toronto seemed viable was if Thompson took the Cavs’ qualifying offer last summer, which would’ve made him an unrestricted free agent next year. He said Wednesday he didn’t have much interest in that. “I never thought about it,” he said. “My whole thing was to focus on getting better and whenever my situation was handled, my business was handled, that’s when I was going to get back on the court. Whenever it was, so be it. I’m glad it’s here in Cleveland.”