Update - Allen is not on the injury report for Monday’s game against the Nets. The big man was dealing with an illness but should be good to make his return after missing three games.
Update — Allen has been ruled out for a second straight game due to an illness Wednesday vs. the Brooklyn Nets. The Cavaliers also just announced Tuesday that rookie big Evan Mobley will be sidelined 2-4 weeks due to an elbow sprain.
Love appears to be on track to return to the lineup in time for the game vs. the Nets, which is a good sign. Markkanen we’re still waiting on, though he may be another game or two before being able to return. If Love is back, he’s worth adding on the waiver wire in fantasy basketball. The Cavaliers will have no choice but to start Love and play him big minutes, otherwise Dean Wade and Isaac Okoro are the only real “bigs” on the roster.
Update — Allen has officially been ruled out for Monday’s game vs. the Celtics. With Allen out, the Cavaliers will give Mobley a ton of run again. With Love and Markkanen also out still, the Cavs could play Ed Davis a bit at center. We also could just see small lineups featuring Mobley at the five and Dean Wade, Isaac Okoro and Cedi Osman in the front court.
Cleveland Cavaliers C Jarrett Allen is being considered a game-time decision for Monday’s game vs. the Boston Celtics due to an illness. The Cavaliers will remain without Lauri Markkanen and Kevin Love, who are each in the NBA’s health and safety protocols. Both players are likely close to returning to the lineup for the Cavaliers, who have had a surprising start to the season.
Cleveland is 9-5 and in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Cavaliers have won six of their past seven games, including a 91-89 win against the Celtics over the weekend in their previous game. Allen only played 28 minutes in the win and had 11 points and 8 rebounds. He may have been dealing with the illness in the first leg of the Celtics back-to-back. With Allen out, expect rookie Evan Mobley to get a ton of run after being the hero in Game 1 vs. Boston.
Mobley is currently the betting favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year early on. Mobley has been fantastic this season for the Cavaliers, averaging 15.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game while starting and playing big minutes. He played 40 minutes in the win over the Celtics the other night. Chances are Mobley will be chalk on the NBA slate for Monday night with Allen potentially out.
If you’re look to get any action on CLE-BOS, Mobley prop are going to be favorable. DraftKings Sportsbook has a ton of lines still up there even though Allen is doubtful. Mobely O17.5 points is still at plus-odds at +105. Mobley at O9.5 rebounds is also plus-money, but that line is a little less favorable.