Week 1 Cavaliers Wrap-up

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Donovan Mitchell starts his first full season with the Cavs and vibes are good

The Cleveland Cavaliers have some heavy expectations. After winning 51 games last year, going 1-2 in the first week of the 2023/24 Regular Season is disappointing. It is still very early, so we still want to highlight the good, the bad and the ugly.

THE GOOD

-Donovan Mitchell is off to a great start, 35 PPG, a game winner on the road versus Brooklyn. He took the Saturday game off, as a precaution with some tightness he was experiencing after the OKC Thunder game.

Evan Mobley, the 3rd year Center has been coming on strong since the 1st game of the season. He filled the Donovan Mitchell scoring void by going for 33 points on Saturday. Another year of growth is on the docket for Mobley and that is good news for Cavs Fans

THE BAD

– Slow starts, especially in the 2nd Quarter. Coach Bickerstaff is still working on his rotation with some new players on the roster. But the last two games scoring less than 20 points right before halftime has put the Cavs in tough spots in the 2nd Half.

THE UGLY

-We are all hoping for the best wishes for Ricky Rubio as he has stepped away from the team to work on his mental health. Rubio, 33, has been playing professional basketball since age 19, starting at Real Madrid the 2009-10 season. It’s a difficult decision to step away from the one thing you’ve been doing your whole life. We only wish the best for Ricky and his family.


Next up: Tuesday Oct 31 7:30p vs NYK (TNT). The Cavs get some national TV shine as they host the Knicks at the Q (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, but I still call it the Q). It’s the first chance the Cavs have to exact some revenge from the 1st Round ousting by the Knicks in last seasons’ playoffs. With 3 full days of rest, the Wine & Gold should be ready to rock.

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