Adel will come off the bench Monday against the Knicks, FOX Sports Ohio reports.
Adel will give way to Brandon Knight in the starting lineup after struggling across a trio of starts, averaging just 3.3 points and 1.7 minutes across 28.7 minutes.
Adel drew his first career start in Tuesday's 103-96 loss to the Celtics, producing two points (1-4 FG, 0-3 3Pt), two rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes.
Adel hadn't made much of an impact (2.1 points, 1.1 rebounds in 9.9 minutes per game) while entering the Cleveland rotation in the previous seven games, so it's perhaps not too surprising that he turned in a lackluster line despite receiving a larger role. Cleveland could get Kevin Love (toe) and Cedi Osman (ankle) back for Friday's game in Washington and new acquisitions Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin might also make their team debuts, making Adel a prime candidate to lose minutes or fall out of the rotation entirely.
Adel will draw his first career start in Tuesday's game against the Celtics, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports.
Adel, an undrafted rookie, will benefit from a plethora of injuries on the Cavaliers' roster and get the spot-start. He has played sparingly in his seven games with the team, so he figures to see a heavier workload than normal as a starter.
Adel was assigned to the G League's Canton Charge and will play in the team's game Thursday versus the Maine Red Claws.
With Thursday's game tipping off at 11 a.m. EST, it will be a quick turnaround for Adel, who played 15 minutes in the Cavaliers' 116-113 win over the Wizards on Wednesday night. Adel had played in each of the Cavaliers' last six games, averaging 1.8 points and 1.2 boards in 9.2 minutes per contest. There's a good chance he rejoins Cleveland ahead of their next game Saturday against the Mavericks.
Adel, an undrafted rookie out of Louisville, has linked up with the Cavaliers after impressing in the G League. Through 25 games with the Raptors 905, Adel posted averages of 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists across 31.6 minutes. The soon-to-be 22-year-old should provide frontcourt depth for Cleveland.
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