The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired one piece of excellent information and one piece of unhealthy information on Tuesday afternoon.
The Cavaliers have been one of many NBA’s largest nice surprises to this point, as they enter Tuesday’s slate of video games because the fifth-best workforce within the Japanese Convention at 20-13. Cleveland has the fourth-best common level differential in your entire NBA at +6.5, a determine which ranks first within the East.
The third-overall decide within the 2021 NBA Draft, Mobley suffered an elbow sprain in November, however missed simply 4 video games. The USC product has missed the previous 4 video games whereas within the league’s well being and security protocols and Cleveland is 3-5 with out the massive man this season vs. 17-8 together with his providers.
Mobley has seven double-doubles on the 12 months and is averaging 13.8 factors, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.8 blocks and 33.6 minutes per recreation. Mobley earned the Japanese Convention Rookie of the Month honor in November.
Via 31 video games this season, Garland has posted career-highs in factors (19.5), assists (7.3), rebounds (3.0), steals (1.4) and minutes per recreation (34.2), whereas additionally capturing a career-best 47.9% from the sphere and 90.5% from the free throw line.