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Report: Evan Mobley could return to Cleveland Cavaliers lineup Saturday

He injured his right elbow in the second half of the team’s 98-92 loss to the Boston Celtics on Nov. 15.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: The Cavs video at the top of this story was originally published on Nov. 9, 2021.

Help may be on the horizon for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the form of rookie big man Evan Mobley.

The Cavs have lost their last five games, dropping their record to 9-10 on the season, and four of those losses have come without Mobley in the lineup. He injured his right elbow in the second half of the team’s 98-92 loss to the Boston Celtics on Nov. 15. Mobley was slated to miss between two and four weeks.

According to Stadium’s Shams Charania, the team is hoping that Mobley can return to the floor this Saturday against the Orlando Magic.

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This season, Mobley has been one of the best rookies in the NBA, averaging 14.6 points per game to go along with eight rebounds and 2.5 assists. The Cavaliers are 9-6 with Mobley in the lineup.

After Saturday’s game against Orlando, the Cavs head on the road for four of their next five games, starting a three-game road trip in Dallas on Monday.

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