Cavs’ Evan Mobley on track to return Monday vs. Clippers

Cavaliers power forward Evan Mobley is expected to make his long-awaited return from a knee injury for Monday’s game vs. the Los Angeles Clippers, per Chris Fedor of Mobley

Mobley, 22, underwent surgery on his left knee on Dec. 18. As Fedor noted, should Mobley play Monday, he’ll be back on the court six weeks to the day of his surgery.

For the last two or three of those weeks, the Cavs (27-16) have been dynamite — going on an eight-game winning streak and winning nine of 10 overall, capped by Friday’s victory at Milwaukee.

Mobley is averaging 16.0 points, a career-high 10.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.7 blocks in 21 games. He is shooting a career-high 57 percent from the field and averaging nearly a steal a game.

The No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, Mobley is 6-foot-11 and carries career averages of 15.7 points and 8.9 boards.

Cleveland currently sits in fifth place in the Eastern Conference (entering Sunday’s games), a half-game behind the fourth-place New York Knicks.

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