All-Star forward Kevin Love could miss more than a month after injuring his left toe, ESPN reports.
The Cavaliers and Love are consulting with doctors this week to consider short-term solutions.
With pain and the combination of a 0-6 start, it's less logical for Love to push through his injury and continue playing, ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski report.
Love signed a new four-year, $120 million contract over the summer.
This comes after the Cavs fired coach Ty Lue on Sunday, replacing him on an interim basis with assistant Larry Drew.