CLEVELAND, March 27 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday placed guard Jeff McInnis on the injured list, which could have an impact on their playoff hopes.
McInnis has missed three of the last four games with a bone bruise in his right shoulder suffered in a win over Chicago on March 16. He sat out two games, played 38 ineffective minutes Tuesday and again did not play Friday.
The Cavaliers lost all four games following a season-high seven-game winning streak. They entered Saturday's game against New Jersey ninth in the Eastern Conference with a 31-40 mark, one-half game out of the final playoff spot.
McInnis was acquired from Portland in a midseason trade and immediately stabilized the offense. His arrival allowed rookie LeBron James to move from point guard to the wing, where he is more effective.
A seven-year veteran with his fifth team, McInnis has career averages of 10.1 points and 4.5 assists.