|Rights: cle||Last Sal.: $6.73M|
|Agent: SuperAgent||Exp: 0-6 years|
|FA Tier: 2||Age: 24|
|FBPPG:||Inj: GTD - Right Ankle Sprain - Game Time Decision|
|Desired Salary: Between $.99M and $30.85M|
|Contract Status: FA - Free Agent|
|Game ET||Latest Player News...|
|Jan 25 2:23 ET -|
|Lauri Markkanen: Expected to miss multiple games|
Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Monday that Markkanen (ankle) is still being evaluated, but he's expected to miss a few games, Evan Dammarell of WKYC 3News reports.
The Scoop: Markkanen left Saturday's game against the Thunder after suffering the injury and was already ruled out for Monday's contest against the Knicks. X-rays on his right ankle came back negative, so that provides at least a little optimism for his status moving forward, but he's still expected to be sidelined for at least a week. Nonetheless, Bickerstaff said the Cavaliers will have to play more traditional lineups without their 7-foot small forward available. With that said, expect Dean Wade, Cedi Osman and Lamar Stevens all to be candidates for increased roles during Markkanen's prolonged absence.
Jan 24 10:32 ET
|Lauri Markkanen: Won't play Monday|
Markkanen (ankle) won't play Monday against the Knicks.
The Scoop: Markkanen had X-rays on his right ankle come back negative after leaving Saturday's game against the Thunder, but the Cavaliers will elect to be cautious and keep him sidelined Monday. In his absence, Cedi Osman and Lamar Stevens are both candidates for increased roles.
Jan 23 10:42 ET
|Lauri Markkanen: X-rays return negative|
Markkanen had X-rays on his right ankle sprain come back negative after leaving Saturday's game against the Thunder, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The Scoop: The 24-year-old had nine points (3-4 FG, 3-4 3Pt), two rebounds and a block before going down with the injury Saturday. According to Fedor, the "sense" is Markkanen is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, which could spell a lengthy absence. However, the team has yet to officially announce the severity of the injury.
Jan 23 3:43 ET
|Lauri Markkanen: Sprains right ankle|
Markkanen exited Saturday's game against the Thunder with a right ankle sprain and will not return, Serena Winters of Bally Sports Cleveland reports.
The Scoop: Markkanen had to be helped off the floor by teammates, so it's no surprise that he won't be able to return. The severity of the injury and Markkanen's expected return date are not yet clear.
Jan 23 2:25 ET