Author: Caitlin Strasser

Caitlin has a Master's of Science in Sports Management from Texas A and M University. She enjoys watching the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns, and Cleveland Guardians.

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Short-handed Cavaliers The Cleveland Cavaliers were without two of their top players for the latter half of December 2023 and almost all of January 2024 as Darius Garland was out with a jaw injury and Evan Mobley underwent knee surgery. Despite the huge blow these injuries took to the Cavaliers’ lineup, the team was able to go 14-5 during this stretch and string together an eight-game winning streak despite being without two of their top performers. Several players stepped up during this stretch including Sam Merrill, Georges Niang, and Isaac Okoro. Merrill earned a career-high for points on December 20…

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Thompson Issued Suspension The Cleveland Cavaliers have been short-handed for over a month due to injuries to top performers Darius Garland and Evan Mobley in December of 2023. More bad news struck the Cavaliers on January 23, 2024, as the NBA issued a 25-game suspension to veteran Tristan Thompson for testing positive for two different performance-enhancing drugs. The Cavaliers have managed to go 14-3 during the absence of Garland and Mobley and put together an eight-game winning streak during this timeframe. This winning streak was snapped on January 24, 2024, by the Milwaukee Bucks who beat the Cavaliers 126-116. The…

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