Things have been a little rough lately for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
There is little doubt that they’re still going to make the playoffs and there is positively no doubt that they’re doing far better than they have in multiple seasons.
But they haven’t been playing with the same urgency and enthusiasm as they were earlier this season.
They have also suffered a few critical injuries lately, causing them to lose some of their star players.
But they really avoided the most serious injury of all the other day.
X-rays were negative on Cleveland Cavaliers center Evan Mobley’s sprained left ankle, sources tell ESPN. Mobley left Monday’s victory over Orlando in second quarter with the sprain.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 29, 2022
The team lost their big man rookie, Evan Mobley, the other night when he sprained his left ankle in a game against the Orlando Magic.
While some feared the worst after the injury, Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the X-rays were negative for Mobley, meaning he is in the clear and will not be permanently sidelined.
This is the best news possible because if the Cavs lost Mobley, they may as well have lost the season.
Mobley has been having a wonderful rookie season and is definitely in the running for NBA Rookie of the Year.
He was picked as the number three overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft and has been averaging 14.9 points and 8.3 rebounds a game.
The team has reached a whole other level with Mobley on board but he’s just one part of this great Cavaliers lineup.
Despite that, they still have a chance to create some waves in the postseason this year.
They might not make the Finals this season but they could certainly show other teams that they mean business.