News: Irving scored 17 points (8-13 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT) with 12 assists in 37 minutes in the win over the Grizzlies on Sunday.
Impact: Irving had only made 37 percent of his field goals over his previous five games and had not hit better than half of his shots in any games since Dec. 4 against the Knicks. He is hitting just 23.4 percent of his 3-pointers in December.
News: James provided 21 points (9-15 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-6 FT) and 11 assists in 38 minutes in the win over Memphis on Sunday.
Impact: In his last five games, James has averaged 27.2 points on 56.5 percent from the field (56.3 percent on 3-pointers) with 8.2 assists. He did have five turnovers and has averaged 3.7 turnovers this season, but that just goes with the territory.
News: Waiters scored 21 points (9-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT) in 28 minutes in the win over Memphis on Saturday.
Impact: Waiters has sandwiched two 21-point games around Friday's four-point performance in seven minutes against the Nets. He could be useful in deeper leagues for points, but he is really struggling from the perimeter (26.7 percent on 3-pointers) in his last five games.
News: Love (finger) provided eight points (4-9 FG) and eight rebounds in the win over Memphis on Sunday. He played 35 minutes.
Impact: Love was playing with a sprained finger and did not attempt a 3-pointer for the first time this season. He has been held to single digits in back-to-back games for the first time as a Cavalier. Keep an eye on him to make sure the finger injury doesn't keep his production down.
News: Varejao scored 18 points (9-12 FG) with seven rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes in the win over the Grizzlies on Sunday.
Impact: Varejao has only scored in double digits twice in December. He continues to start, but is playing just 22.2 minutes this month. He is a good rebounder on a per minute basis, but Varejao is only playable in deeper leagues.
News: Miller (ankle) started, but did not score in 16 minutes in the win over the Grizzlies on Sunday. He had four assists.
Impact: Miller injured his ankle after hitting seven 3-pointers against the Nets on Friday. The injury was not severe enough to keep him off the court, but fantasy owners who thought they might be getting a 3-point assassin were likely disappointed.
News: Miller (ankle) will be available Sunday against the Grizzlies, Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reports.
Impact: Miller returned from a seven-game absence Friday, drilling seven three-pointers in a win over the Nets. He sprained his ankle late in the game, however, and was considered questionable to play Sunday. After going through shootaround, he's been ruled in and figures to make his second straight start in the backcourt alongside Kyrie Irving.
News: Kirk was recalled from the D-League on Sunday.
Impact: Kirk has bounced back and fourth from the D-League and the NBA this season. When considering that he's one of the last options off the bench for coach David Blatt in Cleveland, it's reasonable to assume that Kirk could head back down to Canton in the near future.