Despite ensuing injuries, the Cavaliers remain confident | NBA


Like every season, or almost, the Cavaliers’ infirmary is packed. Collin Sexton is already « out » for the rest of the campaign as Lauri Markkanen is stuck in the health protocol linked to Covid-19, Jarrett Allen is sick (but it is not Covid-19) and Evan Mobley is hit in the elbow.

But unlike other seasons, it’s not the grim scene in Ohio.

“I feel like this is the first time since 2018 that we really have an identity. We didn’t force a type of culture, it just shows with the character of the guys we have ” explains Kevin Love. “We have good players and the ability to play in different ways while still being who we are. « 

Despite their last three defeats, the Cavaliers are still above 50% of victories (9 wins – 8 losses) and their absentees will quickly return. Jarrett Allen trained on Saturday afternoon with his teammates, Lauri Markkanen should come out of isolation by Monday’s game against the Nets and Evan Mobley could be back on the pitch by the end of the month. November.

« It is an accumulation of what we are heading towards and we are seeing it », continues Kevin Love. “We know we’re not there yet. These daily stages, against very good teams, will allow us to understand that we are able to beat anyone, especially in their entirety. « 

“They all want to know what this young guy is like. I don’t have enough praise for Ev. He comes, he works. He has this quiet confidence in himself ”

Above all, Evan Mobley brought tremendous enthusiasm back to Cleveland. Without doubt the best rookie of the start of the campaign before his injury, the interior has brought a smile to a whole club.

“I have spoken to a lot of my peers in the league because we always talk about the new ones coming to the NBA or the ones having a good season and there is nothing but praise for Evan. Not just here, but across the league. Also by the coaches ”, continues Kevin Love. “They all want to know what this young guy is like. I don’t have enough praise for Ev. He comes, he works. He has this quiet confidence in himself. But he has what it takes to be really special and I think we all agree on that. « 

The veteran is also struggling to close the box of compliments on his teammate.

“Defensively, I think in the future he will be part of the All-Defensive Teams and that he has a chance to be voted best defenseman of the year. Offensively, and I say it in a good way, he’s still pretty raw, so he’s going to continue to improve and find ways to improve once he gets through the league for the first time. He’s still a baby. He can’t even buy me a drink yet. What’s crazy, and that’s the positive side. We have some really great guys and he’s one of them. « 

Shots Rebounds
Players MJ Min Shots 3pts LF Off Def Early Pd Bp Int Ct Fte Pts
Darius garland 15 34.5 46.5 38.0 87.5 0.3 2.1 2.3 6.5 3.9 1.4 0.1 1.3 17.8
Collin sexton 11 28.8 45.0 24.4 74.4 1.2 2.1 3.3 2.1 2.8 0.9 0.0 2.3 16.0
Ricky rubio 17 29.6 38.4 37.1 88.7 0.4 3.2 3.6 6.4 3.1 1.4 0.1 2.1 15.0
Evan mobley 15 33.7 49.4 30.8 77.1 1.7 6.3 8.0 2.5 1.8 1.0 1.6 2.0 14.6
Jarrett allen 14 32.3 69.4 33.3 58.8 3.1 7.9 10.9 1.7 1.9 1.2 0.9 1.8 14.2
Lauri Markkanen 8 30.7 36.1 28.0 86.4 1.2 4.6 5.9 1.5 0.9 1.2 0.9 1.2 12.9
Cedi osman 15 21.8 47.1 41.4 68.2 0.4 2.2 2.6 1.6 0.9 0.7 0.2 1.6 11.0
Kevin love 9 20.9 36.9 25.6 92.6 1.3 6.1 7.4 2.2 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.9 10.8
Isaac okoro 10 29.1 36.0 11.1 66.7 1.7 3.0 4.7 1.7 1.1 0.9 0.3 2.5 7.1
Dean wade 14 22.0 40.9 31.0 75.0 0.9 2.7 3.6 1.4 0.3 0.6 0.0 1.8 5.0
Dylan windler 13 12.2 47.1 40.9 75.0 0.5 1.6 2.2 1.2 0.6 0.2 0.2 1.1 3.4
Ed davis 5 11.7 66.7 0.0 50.0 0.8 4.4 5.2 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.6 1.4 2.6
Denzel valentine 11 7.4 28.1 28.6 0.0 0.5 0.9 1.5 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.7 2.2
Lamar stevens 9 10.1 26.9 28.6 100.0 0.8 0.8 1.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 1.0 1.9
Rj nembhard 2 1.6 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Kevin pangos 5 2.6 33.3 50.0 50.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.8
Tacko Fall 7 2.8 50.0 0.0 25.0 0.1 0.6 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.4

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