Monday , Nov , 01 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Cavs place Wagner, Diop on IL

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers announced their
opening night roster on Monday and guard Dajuan Wagner and center DeSagana
Diop were among those placed on the injured list.

Wagner, whose 2005 option was declined by the Cavs last week, is suffering
from a right ankle sprain. He averaged 6.5 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.2
assists in 44 games last season. This year, the third-year pro is again
expected to come off the bench.

Diop, a seven-footer, has a finger sprain. Last season, he averaged 2.3
points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 56 games. He is entering his fourth
season in the league.

Both players will be required to miss five games as a result of being placed
on the IL.

Cleveland opens the season on Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers at
Gund Arena.