First thing first, I wish Newble well. A lot of players have been getting hurt in this young season and I hope everybody can make it back to speed. That said, Sasha and Luke will continue to hold down the fort in Newble's absence. If I were Luke or Aleksandar, I would strike now while the iron's hot. If they can continue to play well in the time Newble is out, that will all but eliminate Newble from the rotation. Ira hasn't been able to play or practice yet with our new team, nor learn the new sets. He's getting further and further behind.
Cavs' Newble out another 4-6 weeks
November 11, 2005
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers forward Ira Newble, who has yet to play this season because of a foot injury, will be sidelined for another four to six weeks.
Newble has had plantar fasciitis in his right foot since training camp.
On Friday, the 29-year-old player received high energy shockwave treatment on the foot in Pittsburgh, the Cavaliers said. The procedure was performed by Edward Snell, the Pirates' team doctor.
Newble made 69 starts for Cleveland last season. Regarded as one of the team's top defenders, he averaged 5.9 points and 3.0 rebounds.
The Cavaliers signed Newble as a free agent in 2003.