Liggins will move back to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports. Liggins turned in one of his best outings of the season while starting for the third time in five games in the Cavs' most recent contest Saturday against the Nuggets, posting nine points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in 22 minutes. However, with Iman Shumpert (ankle) set to return from a three-game absence Tuesday, Liggins will be forced to move back to the bench, which may result in him seeing only single-digit minutes.
Liggins (teeth) will return to the starting lineup Saturday against Denver, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports. Liggins was held out of action Thursday against Oklahoma City due to a dental emergency, but he's since been cleared and will replace Jordan McRae in the starting lineup at shooting guard. While Liggins should see increased time in the continued absence of Iman Shumpert, he's unlikely to generate enough production to warrant consideration in daily contests.
Liggins is out for Thursday's tilt against the Thunder with a tooth injury, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Liggins was originally named the starter, but seems to have injured his tooth sometime between that announcement and tipoff. Jordan McRae is taking his spot in the starting lineup for Thursday's contest. There's currently no timetable for Liggins return, so he should be considered questionable for Saturday's tilt against the Nuggets.
Liggins will start against the Pacers on Wednesday, Joe Gabriele of Cavs.com reports. With Iman Shumpert (ankle) out, Liggins will shift into the starting lineup at shooting guard. Liggins grabbed the start Saturday against the Knicks in place of Kyrie Irving (quad), tallying 17 minutes with five points, three rebounds, and one steal. Liggins, who is typically reserved for defensive purposes, is averaging 2.8 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists over his 2016-17 campaign. It's likely he could see an increase in numbers Wednesday considering he'll have a boost in minutes while replacing Shumpert.
Liggins will settle back into a bench role for Monday's game against the Wizards, Cavaliers television play-by-play broadcaster Fred McLeod reports. Liggins moved into the starting five in Saturday's win over the Knicks in place of Kyrie Irving (quad), finishing with five points, three rebounds and one steal in 17 minutes. With Irving cleared to play Monday, Liggins will slink into a more limited role with the second unit. The defensive-minded wing had seen eight minutes or fewer in each of his preceding six contests.
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