Blossomgame finished with eight points (4-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt), 10 rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 29 minutes during Wednesday's 129-112 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Blossomgame amassed a career high in blocks while matching his best rebounding total. This is the third time through 19 appearances that the rookie has hauled in 10 boards. Blossomgame had earned double-digit minutes in 12 of 14 appearances in December, but this is the first time through five January appearances that he has seen more than nine minutes.
Bloosomgame will come off the bench in Wednesday's game against the Heat, Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders reports.
Blossomgame was a regular in the Cavaliers' rotation for almost all of December, and after starting the last four games, he'll come off the bench upon the return of Rodney Hood (Achilles). Blossomgame, however, should still see some quality minutes off the bench as the Cavaliers continue to find roles for their younger players.
Blossomgame will draw the start Friday against Miami, Joe Vardon of The Athletic reports.
Blossomgame will slot in as the starting small forward, marking his second start in three contests. He failed to enter the scoring column over 22 minutes in his previous start against Chicago.
Blossomgate will draw the start in Sunday's game against the Bulls, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Blossomgate's move to the starting five is in place of the injured Rodney Hood. Blossomgate has seen at least 23 minutes in each of the last three games, averaging 9.0 points in that stetch.
Blossomgame tallied 15 points (6-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt), two assists and one rebound across 23 minutes in Wednesday's 110-99 loss to the Hornets.
Blossomgame has now gotten 20 minutes in each of the last two games, averaging 11 points and 4.5 rebounds over that stretch. While he has been efficient when he has played, he doesn't create for himself much at all, rendering him a utility player until otherwise demonstrated.
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