10/05/2022, 10:24 PM
Sits out Wednesday
Pickett's absence will hurt his chances at booking a roster spot with the Cavaliers, but he should have a quick recovery and see some run later in the preseason. The small forward appeared in just 13 games for the Pistons last season and will have his next opportunity to take the floor on Oct. 10 in a rematch against the 76ers.
10/05/2022, 10:18 PM
Draws start Wednesday
Love slides into the four spot in the place of Evan Mobley (ankle), joining Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen in the starting five. Love should continue to garner starts in the absence of Mobley, however, Mobley should be set to return in time for the regular season opener versus the Raptors on Oct. 19.
10/05/2022, 10:09 PM
Set to start in preseason opener
Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff has yet to iron out the starting small forward for the regular season. Isaac Okoro, LeVert, Cedi Osman, Dylan Windler, and Dean Wade will all be competing for the spot. LeVert will get a good chance to earn that role Wednesday night. Last season he averaged 17.0 points, 4.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 0.9 steals in 30.7 minutes across 58 games for both the Cavaliers and Pacers.