There was a time when the Cleveland Cavaliers were headed for the top of the Eastern Conference standings.
It was an incredible feat from the young and surprising team and a true testament to the banner season they had.
However, things have changed recently due to injuries and the Cavs have fallen back to earth.
They are currently seventh in the East and are part of the next play-in tournament.
That means they need all the help they can get, especially from their main stars.
Evan Mobley (ankle) is listed as questionable for the Cavs tonight, but expects him to try the game with seeding implications.
Jarrett Allen (finger) still absent. Tonight will be his 17th missed game in a row,
—Tom Withers (@twithersAP) April 8, 2022
They might get the help they need – just in time for the playoffs.
The team is reported to be listing rookie 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 with a finger injury.
Are their playoff chances about to improve?
Rookie of the Year
Mobley’s impact on the Cavs was major and therefore, so significant that the team came back to life.
The freshman big man is averaging 14.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.
There are plenty of breakout stars on this current Cavs roster, but Mobley is perhaps the most impressive and definitely looks like the team’s future.
Talk of him winning Rookie of the Year has been all over the league and he consistently outdid himself and won all the accolades.
Thankfully, he’s returning just as the playoffs heat up, but he’ll need to be in top form if the Cavs hope to go far.
It’s already been a phenomenal season for Mobley – now he’s trying to end it on a very high note.