The Cleveland Cavaliers will hope to build on last season’s playoff appearance and start the 2023-24 regular season on a good note when they meet the Brooklyn Nets in Wednesday’s opener. Point guard Darius Garland, who made the All-Star team two seasons ago, is dealing with a hamstring injury ahead of the contest. Here’s the latest on Garland.
Darius Garland injury updates
Update: Garland is starting in Wednesday’s game against the Nets.
Update: Garland went through the team’s shootaround this morning, which is a sign he’s trending towards playing in Wednesday’s game against Brooklyn.
Garland is officially questionable with the injury, so there’s a chance he doesn’t suit up. Hamstrings can be tricky to navigate, and it would be foolish to risk Garland suffering a setback in the first game of the season.
If Garland does not play, look for Donovan Mitchell to take on a bigger role in the offense and likely handle the ball more. Caris LeVert is also a capable fill-in point guard, so Cleveland does have options in the event Garland doesn’t suit up.