Fear not, Cleveland fans the wait is over. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star point guard Darius Garland is returning to the floor tonight against the Boston Celtics.
Garland, who suffered an eye injury in Cleveland’s season opener against the Toronto Raptors, has missed the last five games for the Cavaliers. In that time, Cleveland has won five games in a row and has evolved into one of the most dynamic offensive teams in the league. Mind you, that’s not due to the lack of Garland. Instead, it’s because Donovan Mitchell, Garland’s All-Star backcourt partner, has been taking things to new heights on a night-to-night basis.
Adding Garland back into the fold won’t be fully seamless for the Cavaliers. Anyone who understands how this team functions currently will understand that. It’s going to take time and it wouldn’t be surprising if there’s a minute restriction as Garland shakes off the rust from so much time off. But, when things start firing on all cylinders, things are bound to get explosive on the court offensively for Cleveland.