Evan Mobley has been performing well for the Cleveland Cavaliers so far this season, scoring 16 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game.
He has remained healthy throughout his 21 games too – until now.
Chris Fedor is reporting that Mobley is listed as “questionable” for Friday’s game against the Miami Heat.
Furthermore, Mobley was not on the court during shootaround, which suggests that he might be forced to sit out of the game because of his injury.
This couldn’t come at a worse time for the Cavaliers.
#Cavs Evan Mobley, listed as questionable for tonight’s game because of knee soreness, not on the court here in Miami for shootaround.
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) December 8, 2023
Friday’s game is just the first of four road games, all of which could be very challenging for the Cavaliers.
They face the Heat on Friday and then travel to Orlando to battle the Magic on Monday.
That is followed by two games in Boston against the Celtics before heading home to take on the Atlanta Hawks next weekend.
These are some of the toughest teams in the Eastern Conference, and taking them down without Mobley’s size and dominance on the frontcourt is a tall order.
Just a few days ago, the Cavaliers experienced a huge moral victory when they defeated the third-seed Magic.
They are hoping to score a few more big wins in the days ahead and they’ll miss Mobley dearly if he cannot play.
Georges Niang, Dean Wade, and Isaac Okoro will likely fill in the voids left by Mobley if he does indeed stay on the sidelines.
Hopefully, Mobley will return before the end of this difficult road trip.
The Cavaliers are 12-9 and currently in eighth place in the East.
Can they climb up a few spots even without Mobley?