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Isaac Okoro scored 17 points (7-9 FG, 2-4 3P, 1-1 FT) with two rebounds and an assist in the Cavaliers' 116-109 loss to the Magic on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Okoro got the start with Donovan Mitchell out on Thursday and shot well in the game. He's not been adding much on the rebounding and assist side of the game, with most of his value coming in the scoring department. He's a flex player at best because of it, but he's serviceable at least.

Category: Game Recaps


Jarrett Allen scored 18 points (6-10 FG, 6-8 FT) with 10 rebounds, an assist, and two steals in the Cavaliers' 116-109 loss to the Magic on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Allen picked up where he left off, leading the team in rebounds while tying for the team lead in points. He's been a rebounding machine all season and a fixture in fantasy lineups because of it.

Category: Game Recaps


Darius Garland scored 18 points (6-12 FG, 3-5 3P, 3-5 FT) with two rebounds, 10 assists, and two steals in the Cavs' 116-109 loss to the Magic on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Donovan Mitchell was not available for this contest, so Garland stepped up in his playmaking role for the team with an assist double-double. It ended up being a losing effort, but it's good to see him get off to a great start after All-Star break.

Category: Game Recaps


Donovan Mitchell has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Magic. (Source: Serena Winters on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mitchell was at shootaround on Thursday, but it wasn't enough for him to take the court in the game. Isaac Okoro is seeing a spot start and becomes a risky streamer.

Category: Injury Updates


Sam Merrill is off the injury report for Thursday's game against the Magic. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Merrill was sidelined in the Cavaliers final game before the All-Star break. He'll remain off the fantasy radar.

Category: Injury Updates


Dean Wade is off the injury report for Thursday's game against the Magic. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Wade was sidelined in the Cavaliers final game before the All-Star break. He'll remain off the fantasy radar.

Category: Injury Updates


The Cavaliers signed Pete Nance to a Two-Way Contract. (Source: Cleveland Cavaliers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nance was on a 10-day contract earlier this season with the Cavs. He should mostly play with the G-League team for Cleveland.

Category: Transactions


Caris LeVert filled the stat sheet off of the bench for the Cavaliers Saturday night, grabbing five rebounds, blocking one shot, dishing out five assists, and scoring 13 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3PT) in a 119-95 win over the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: LeVert has been impactful as part of the Cleveland second unit of late, grabbing at least three rebounds and dishing out at least five assists in each of his last five games while also scoring at least 10 points in three of his last five contests for the Cavaliers. The 29-year-old provides solid value in a mostly reserve role for Cleveland, averaging 14.7 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game to go along with a 23.3% usage rate so far this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Max Strus dished out seven assists while also grabbing two rebounds and scoring 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-6 3PT) in the Cavaliers' 119-95 win over the Raptors Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Strus has offered modest output on both ends of the floor of late, finishing with at least two assists, two rebounds, and two points in each of his last five games for the Cavaliers. The 27-year-old offers fantasy managers a safe, low-floor option on most nights, averaging 12.3 points, 3.7 assists, and 5.0 rebounds per game to go along with a usage rate of 16.7% so far this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Evan Mobley logged a double-double for the Cavaliers Saturday night, grabbing 11 rebounds and dropping 17 points (7-13 FG, 1-4 3PT, 2-4 FT) while also dishing out three assists in a 119-95 win over the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: Mobley continues a solid stretch on both ends of the floor of late, finishing with at least eight rebounds and 11 points in each of his last five games for the Cavaliers. The 22-year-old continues to form an imposing interior tandem with Jarrett Allen for the Cavaliers, averaging 15.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game to go along with a 19.9% usage rate so far this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Ty Jerome underwent arthroscopic surgery on his ankle. (Source: Evan Dammarell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was determined as the best course of action by the team’s physician and the medical team that performed Jerome’s procedure in Indianapolis. He will be sidelined indefinitely.

Category: Injury Updates


Georges Niang scored 14 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 3PT, 2-2 FT) and grabbed four rebounds in a 126-116 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Niang was efficient on Wednesday, missing just two shots in the team's loss to the Bucks. He scored the most points out of anyone on the bench despite playing the third-most minutes in the second unit, and if he keeps playing well, he could carve out a bigger role for himself in Cleveland's rotation down the line.

Category: Game Recaps


Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson has been suspended for 25 games for violating the league's anti-drug program. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thompson will be suspended into March. He remains off the fantasy radar.

Category: Transactions


Damian Jones saw 12 minutes of action in Wednesday's 129-96 loss to the Heat, finishing with two points (1-5 FG), three rebounds, one assist, one block, and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: With the game completely out of hand, Jones saw double-digit minutes for only the third time all season. The big man did make some noise on the defensive side of the ball, but otherwise, he didn’t do much with the added opportunity. Jones can remain off fantasy rosters even in the deepest formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Craig Porter Jr. scored 21 points (7-10 FG, 7-7 FT), with four rebounds, four assists, a block, and two steals in the Cavaliers' win over the Nuggets on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: It's a noteworthy performance, as Porter played the most minutes of any game he has made an appearance in so far this season. In the three games he has seen more than 15 minutes of play, he has scored 10 or more points in all of them. He can be productive if given the minutes, but it's unlikely they come on a regular basis barring a change in his usage. He could play his way to regular rotation minutes if he keeps this up but he's best left on waivers.

Category: Game Recaps