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Delonte West will miss up to six weeks with broken wrist he sustained during the a nasty fall on Thursday night late in the first quarter against the Chicago Bulls.
West has been a key to the Cavaliers success this season. He’s averaging 12.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 33 minutes.
“It’s going to be tough for us,” LeBron James said. “It’s going to be tough on everybody but everybody has to step up. We’ll see what happens. You can’t fill Delonte’s shoes. Everybody just has to step up. Delonte’s toughness and what he has been able to do for this team this year is unmatched. There is nobody who can step into his shoes.”
Meanwhile, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who has been out since Jan. 2 with a broken left ankle. Ilgauskas has been cleared to resume on-court basketball activities and could return to game action in two more weeks.