The Cleveland Cavaliers enter Monday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers behind back-to-back losses over the weekend. The Cavs are quickly falling down the pecking order in the East and there’s no denying that they need momentum on their side right now.
This could come in the form of new recruit Caris LeVert who has missed nine straight games after making the move to Cleveland during the trade deadline. According to Chris Fedor of cleveland.com, LeVert has now recovered from the foot injury that has kept him out of action since the All-Star break. The 6-foot-6 wing is now fully expected to suit up against the Clippers:
#Cavs Caris LeVert will play tonight after a nine-game absence. Lauri Markkanen will also play. Dean Wade is OUT.
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) March 14, 2022
This is great news for the Cavs, who have been decimated with injuries for pretty much the entire season. LeVert hasn’t exactly found his groove with his new team just yet but there’s no denying that he could be a key factor for Cleveland once he gets up to speed.
LeVert has played in just four games for the Cavs thus far and he will need to put a few more reps in before he gets fully acclimatized with his new team. His return to action right now gives him enough time to get to know his new teammates on the basketball court as the Cavs look to make a strong push in the Playoffs.