Cleveland’s woes continue. Authors of a nice start to the season (9 wins, 6 losses), which allows them for the moment to climb to 5th place in the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers are however not varnished on the physical level.
Already deprived for several days of Collin Sexton (knee), Kevin Love (Covid-19) and Lauri Markkanen (Covid-19), the Cavs will now have to compose without Evan Mobley for the next two to four weeks, reports the franchise.
Touched against the Celtics last night, on contact with Enes Kanter, the 20-year-old thus suffers from a sprained right elbow. Knowing that sick Jarrett Allen also had to miss this game against Boston and will miss Wednesday night’s in Brooklyn, that means Kevin Love (just announced on the comeback), Ed Davis and Tacko Fall are the only three interiors. still standing, in Ohio …
But, more than those successive Jarrett Allen, Kevin Love or Lauri Markkanen, it is probably the absence of Evan Mobley (14.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.6 against average) that is most likely to handicap Cleveland. , in the next few days.
Among the most impressive rookies of this start of the season, the 3rd choice of the last Draft had already established itself as the defensive anchor of his team, current 7th best defense in the league (103.3 points collected out of 100 possessions) . Thanks, in particular, to his arm length and mobility, which allow him to be the player contesting the most shots so far (14.8 per game!).
The former resident of USC thus knows, there, the first stop of his young career.