Ben Wallace and WallyÂ Szczerbiak took part in practice today and the Cleveland Clinic Sports center and participated in several drills. However, neither player would set a timetable for a return to game action.
Szczerbiak has missed three games with a left knee sprain, but he labeled himself “day to day” and said his knee is improving. Wallace, meanwhile, has been out since suffering a fractured right fibula Feb. 26 and is gradually adding drills to his regimen, but he has not yet participated in full-contact practice.
“I don’t know if I should come back,” Wallace joked when reminded that the Cavaliers are 13-1 without him.
Wally Szczerbiak broke his nose in Wednesday night’s win at New York in the third quarter but continued to play. Szczerbiak started the past two games while Sasha Pavlovic was out with the flu.
Szczerbiak was fitted with the mask on Friday and practiced with it on Saturday as the Cavaliers prepared for their Sunday game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
“I’m going to play him like normal,” Cavs coach Mike Brown said. “He should be good to go.”
Wally Szczerbiak will miss at least one week with a bruised right knee.
The team said in a statement Saturday that Szczerbiak suffered right knee contusions during the last several games. He had an MRI at the Cleveland Clinic on Saturday that confirmed the contusions.