Rodney Stuckey and Ben Wallace are set to return tonight, both will see limited time and come off the bench.
Rodney Stuckey and Ben Wallace were full participants in Thursday’s workout at the practice facility, and coach John Kuester is cautiously optimistic that both would be available for the game.
Kuester said both players looked good, but because they have missed so much time, they will come off the bench whenever they return.
“With both of those guys, they’ll come off the bench,” Kuester said after Thursday’s practice. “They’ve been out the past two weeks, or close to two weeks for Stuckey, and that’s what we’re going to do right now.”
Stuckey has missed six games since he collapsed and was carried from Quicken Loans Arena on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask during a loss at Cleveland on March 5.
He has undergone a battery of tests looking for any potential life-threatening condition, but all tests have come back negative. He has been cleared to return to the team.
Wallace has missed eight games because of a sore right patellar tendon.
Stuckey declined to speak with reporters Thursday, other than to say, “I’m good” as he left the practice floor.
Considering the scare caused by Stuckey’s collapse two weeks ago, Kuester admitted that whenever Stuckey checks in, that scene will be in the back of his mind.