It has been a foregone conclusion for weeks, but the Cavaliers were officially eliminated from the playoffs Thursday night when the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Cavs have missed the playoffs for three consecutive seasons. In order to prevent that streak from continuing, coach Byron Scott said the biggest key is for this team to stay healthy. In order to ensure that happens, he said the team will talk to Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao and Dion Waiters to discuss their summer routines and study if any changes need to be made.

“Andy, Dion, Kyrie, we have to have those guys play more than half the season together,” Scott said. “The injuries are something that just happens in basketball. But somehow we’ve got to have one of these years where we have some luck and we stay relatively healthy. If we do that, I think we can do some good things.”

Irving has played in 73 percent of the Cavs’ games (100-of -37) since entering the league, Varejao has played in 81 games in the past three seasons and Waiters will have missed 25 games out of his rookie season if he doesn’t play again this season.

Those three played together in just 11 games this season.

“That has to change,” Scott said.

Coaches by nature typically only worry and focus on things they can control, making it interesting that Scott chose the one factor completely out of his control. Varejao, for instance, tore the tendon in his ankle two years ago running wind sprints in practice. He fractured his wrist when he was hit while going up for a shot.

Irving fractured his finger when his hand smacked an opponent’s shoe and he injured his shoulder on a routine drive to the basket.