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CLEVELAND (AP)

The Cavaliers have waived rookie guard Mychel Thompson.

Thompson had started the past three games for the Cavs, who were short-handed because of injuries to Daniel Gibson (neck) and Anthony Parker (back). Also, the Cavs want to maintain roster flexibility. Thompson averaged 3.6 points and 19 minutes in five games.

Gibson practiced Monday for the first time in 10 days and is traveling with the team to Miami for Tuesday's game against the Heat. Gibson was hospitalized last week in Boston with a ''soft tissue'' infection in his neck. Gibson says he's feeling better and is eager to play.

Parker is expected to miss his fourth straight game with a sore lower back and rookie forward Tristan Thompson still hasn't recovered from a sprained left ankle.

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