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Cavs' Mo Williams out at least two more weeks with knee issue

CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers guard Mo Williams will continue to be sidelined because of soreness in his left knee for at least the next two weeks, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said before Cleveland hosted the Indiana Pacers on Monday.

Williams, who was diagnosed with Chondromalacia -- irritation of the cartilage under the kneecap -- after visiting Dr. James Andrews in Florida last week, did not accompany the team on its two-game road trip through Toronto and Washington over the weekend, instead staying back in Cleveland for rehabilitation.

"As of right now, we just know that he's going to be out a couple of weeks getting treatment and then we'll reevaluate in a couple of weeks," Lue said.

Williams, 33, had a successful stint filling in as the starter to begin the season while Kyrie Irving was recovering from offseason surgery, averaging 14.5 points on 49.1 percent shooting and 4.6 assists in 14 starts.

Since then he's found himself mostly buried on the bench as the team's third point guard behind Irving and the primary back-up, Matthew Dellavedova. In 21 appearances as a substitute this season Williams is averaging 5.1 points on 37 percent shooting and 1.3 assists.

Coming into Monday, Williams had played just twice in the Cavs' last seven games.