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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

End of Cav's Road

CLEVELAND () -- A National Basketball Association doctor has confirmed that Brad Daugherty's lingering back problems won't improve enough for him to resume his career.

Daugherty has been out for two years with back pain. Wayne Embry, Cleveland's general manager, said the NBA informed the Cavs on Tuesday that its doctor had confirmed Daugherty's prognosis.

The confirmation should clear the way for the Cavs to remove Daugherty's $5 million salary from the team's salary cap. The team will continue to pay Daugherty but expects the money to be covered by insurance.