There was a time when the Cleveland Cavaliers were working their way toward the top of the Eastern Conference standings.
This was an incredible feat by the young, surprising team and a true testament to the banner season they were having.
However, things have changed recently due to injuries and the Cavs have fallen back down to Earth.
They currently are seventh in the East and are part of the upcoming play-in tournament.
That means they need all the help they can get – especially from their lead stars.
Evan Mobley (ankle) listed as questionable for Cavs tonight but expected to give it a go in game with play-in seeding implications.
Jarrett Allen (finger) still out. Tonight will be his 17th straight missed game,
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) April 8, 2022
They might be getting that help they need – just in time for the postseason.
It is being reported that the team is listing breakout rookie star Evan Mobley as questionable for Friday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.
Meanwhile, they will continue to miss center Jarrett Allen, who has been out for 16 games because of a finger injury.
Are their playoff chances just about to get a lot better?
Rookie Of The Year
Mobley’s impact on the Cavs has been major and so, so important as the team has surged back to life.
The first-year big man is averaging 14.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game.
There are many breakout stars on this current Cavs roster but Mobley might be the most impressive and really feels like the future of the team.
Talk of him winning Rookie of the Year has been all over the league and he has consistently outdone himself and earned every accolade.
Thankfully, he is coming back right as the postseason heats up but he will need to be in fine form if the Cavs hope to go far.
This has already been a phenomenal season for Mobley – now he’s trying to end it on a very high note.