The Cleveland Cavaliers have been without Isaac Okoro and Donovan Mitchell for several games, with Okoro missing nine games and Mitchell sitting out for four because of injuries.
But both of them could be back very soon, according to the latest report.
Evan Dammarell is saying that Okoro and Mitchell are both questionable for Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Calling them both game-time decisions, Dammarell suggested that it would be down to the wire for Okoro and Mitchell.
Isaac Okoro and Donovan Mitchell are questionable tomorrow night for the #Cavs against the Los Angeles Lakers, likely making them game-time decisions.
Dean Wade. Ty Jerome and Ricky Rubio remain out.
— Evan Dammarell (@AmNotEvan) November 24, 2023
If they suit up on Saturday, Okoro and Mitchell will be coming back to the team right when they need them most.
The Cavaliers have won their last four of five games, including a tough overtime win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
They recently went on a four-game winning streak, their longest of the season so far.
After the Lakers, they will be squaring off against the Toronto Raptors, Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, and Detroit Pistons.
Now in his fourth season for the Cavaliers, Okoro was averaging 9.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists before his injury sidelined him.
He has earned his spot as one of the team’s starters.
As for Mitchell, he is the centerpiece of the team and has averaged 29.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game.
He is the team’s leader when it comes to points and is an essential part of their offensive plans.
After an up-and-down start to the season, the Cavaliers have seemingly found their rhythm and are looking much better.
But their improved 8-7 record only makes them the eighth-best team in the East.
That means they need to make more progress, and both Okoro and Mitchell can be a huge part of that.