The Cleveland Cavaliers are already one of the best teams in the NBA but they could be getting even better on Wednesday night.
Shams Charania is reporting that Darius Garland plans to return to the team on Wednesday night during their game against the Detroit Pistons.
Garland has been out of commission since December 14 because of a fractured jaw.
With the return of Garland, and Evan Mobley on Monday night, the Cavaliers will finally be healthy for the first time in months.
Cavaliers star guard Darius Garland – out since Dec. 14 with a fractured jaw – plans to return Wednesday vs. Pistons, league sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Cleveland becomes whole this week with Evan Mobley and Garland back. pic.twitter.com/xBKSqX4G7P
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 30, 2024
Garland was averaging 20.7 points and 5.9 assists before his injury in December.
On Monday, Mobley was back for the first time in weeks and put up 10 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 steal during his 21 minutes.
The Cavaliers have missed both Garland and Mobley but they have been doing quite well without them.
Cleveland has won nine of their ten games, including back-to-back matches against the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers.
Because of their hard work, they are currently the fifth seed in the East with a 28-16 record.
The inclusion of both Garland and Mobley could do great things for the team but there is also a chance that the team could hit a few speed bumps.
There may be a brief adjustment period when the team has to slide Garland and Mobley back into rotation.
Regardless, this is undoubtedly good news for the Cavaliers, who are hoping to keep their strong season going into All-Star Weekend and beyond.
The Cavaliers are set to play against the Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, and San Antonio Spurs this week.
Those are three of the easiest opponents in the league, which means that Garland can gradually and gently work his way back into the rotation.