McDermott (concussion) won't play Friday against the Cavaliers, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

McDermott's absence from Friday's matchup will mark his eighth straight missed game due to persisting concussion symptoms. Since he continues to remain in the league-mandated protocol, it will be necessary for McDermott to participate in a controlled practice before nearing his return to the court. In the forward's absence, Nikola Mirotic and Denzel Valentine could see a boost in playing time.

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