Rookie guard Trajan Langdon of the Cleveland Cavaliers will miss at least five games after being placed on the injured list Tuesday with a bruised cartilage in his right knee.
Langdon sat out two games because of soreness in the knee. The former Duke player, taken by Cleveland with the 11th pick in the first round of the NBA draft, has played in 10 games, averaging 4.9 points.
"The doctors thought that after what Trajan's been through, a 10-day, 2-week rest period would do him good," Cleveland coach Randy Wittman said Tuesday night before the Cavs played host to Dallas. "Hopefully, this will calm his knee down."
The Cavaliers brought rookie forward A.J. Bramlett off the injured list to replace Langdon. Bramlett was Cleveland's second round draft pick. He has been on the injured list since the start of the season with a strained back.
Wittman said the 6-foot-10 Bramlett, who played his college ball at Arizona, could play both power forward and center. He averaged 2.7 points per game during the exhibition season, and has been waiting for a chance to show what he can do.
"I'm hoping to get in there and make something happen," Bramlett said.
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