The Cleveland Cavaliers have been waiting to see just how good Emoni Bates is going to be after a promising high school and college career. However, Bates has been in the G League with the Cleveland Charge. After a recent incident in a game against the Birmingham Squadron, Bates and teammate Gabe Osabuohien have been suspended for two games, per Cavs insider Evan Dammarell.
‘Cleveland Charge forwards Emoni Bates and Gabe Osabuohien have each been suspended for two games without pay for entering the spectator stands, it was announced today by NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim.
The Charge lost the game to the Squadron, 126-105, and Bates and Osabuohien went into the spectator stands and have now been disciplined by the G League. There has been no immediate reasoning for why the two Cleveland players entered the stands.
Bates was a second-round draft pick in 2023 and has played sparingly for the Cavs this year. He has appeared in just 10 games and played over seven minutes per game. However, Bates is averaging 24.6 with the Charge and has played in five games, so he has shown his promise on the G League side of things.
Gabe Osabuohien has played in just eight games for the Charge this season and averages less than 20 minutes per game.
The Charge next face the Osceola Magic on Monday and Wednesday on the road, so Emoni Bates and Gabe Osabuohien will be set to return on Friday against the Maine Celtics in a back-to-back set of games.