INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Doc Rivers always told Tyronn Lue he would save a spot on his coaching staff in case Lue ever wanted to coach after retirement.

Now Lue is doing the same for future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett.

Lue acknowledged Thursday he has discussed the possibility of Garnett’s joining the Cavs’ coaching staff in some capacity, although Garnett remains undecided about his future.

“I talked to him about it. I know his wife is pushing for it a lot,” Lue said. “He says he’s not ready yet. … But I’d definitely make a spot for him if he wanted to come back and coach.”

Garnett last week ended a playing career that will someday land him in the Hall of Fame. The 40-year-old, who played with a relentlessness and intensity from the time he broke into the league as a teenager, said in the past that he wanted to stay tied to basketball but didn’t think he had the patience to coach.

Garnett played 21 seasons and ranks fifth in NBA history in games played and third in minutes. He’s in the top 20 in scoring, field goals made, steals and blocks and he’s in the top 10 in rebounds.

THUNDER: Guard Cameron Payne fractured a bone in his right foot during Tuesday night’s Blue-White Scrimmage.

Payne had previously broken the bone and had surgery on it July. A time frame for his return wasn’t given. Payne will see his physician and additional specialists this week to determine the next course of action.

The 14th overall selection in the 2015 draft, Payne averaged 5.0 points, 1.9 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 57 games during his rookie season as a backup to Russell Westbrook.

BUCKS: Guard Khris Middleton is expected to miss six months after surgery to repair a ruptured left hamstring suffered during preseason workouts on Sept. 20.

Middleton, 25, averaged a career-high 18.2 points and 4.2 assists in 79 games last season.

KNICKS: A judge has ordered lawyers handling a rape lawsuit against star guard Derrick Rose to temporarily stop talking to reporters.

U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald said he was inclined to issue a longer gag order in light of pretrial publicity about the case, which is set to begin trial on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Rose is being sued by a 30-year-old woman who accuses him and two of his friends of gang raping her in her apartment in 2013.

Rose contends he had consensual sex with the woman.

WIZARDS: Bradley Beal missed practice on Thursday after sustaining a mild concussion, Coach Scott Brooks said.

The injury happened Wednesday morning during the team’s first of two practices, when Beal caught an elbow to his head from center Ian Mahinmi.