The Cleveland Cavaliers have been on a roll lately and have now won eight straight games.
They have accomplished all of this without Evan Mobley and Darius Garland, who have both been out due to injuries for weeks.
Speaking on Twitter, Brent Sobleski praised the team’s recent output but also worried about what’s to come.
“I absolutely adore Evan Mobley and Darius Garland. They’re amazing talents. Yet I’m getting the point where I’m a little worried how the current iteration of the Cavs–with 8 straight wins, six by 18 or more points– will perform when they’re reinserted into the lineup.”
I absolutely adore Evan Mobley and Darius Garland. They're amazing talents. Yet I'm getting the point where I'm a little worried how the current iteration of the Cavs–with 8 straight wins, six by 18 or more points– will perform when they're reinserted into the lineup.
— Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) January 23, 2024
Sobleski isn’t the only one worried about what might happen when Mobley and Garland return.
These are two terrific players, with Evan Mobley scoring 16 points and 10.5 rebounds per game and Garland recording 20.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game.
However, as great as they are, their re-entry into the team could cause some problems.
NBA fans have seen this happen before: sometimes even the most talented star can cause disruption when they come back from an injury.
That’s because it often takes some time for teams to reform and readjust.
How will the Cavaliers be affected by the return of not only Mobley but Garland as well?
We will be able to find out soon because reporting from inside the team has said both players are nearing their return.
Within a few weeks, both of these athletes will be ready to play again.
Where will the Cavaliers be at that point and how many games will they have won?