Mobley is one of the many NBA players who have entered Covid-19 protocols this week, along with teammate Isaac Okoro. And the numbers are consistently growing.
Players who enter into the league’s health and safety protocols are required to miss a minimum of 10 days in isolation. However, players can be released to play sooner if they test negative in two consecutive PCR tests. The tests should be taken at least 24 hours apart.
There have been 70 NBA players who’ve entered health and safety protocols this month (out of 86 all season). 50 of them have entered in the past week (12/12-12/18) alone, according to Baxter Holmes of ESPN.
Mobley will be out of the lineup in Saturday Night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks have nine players sidelined with injuries in addition to Covid protocols.
Mobley is the “Rookie of the Year” front runner. He is averaging 13.8 points per game, 8.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in his first 25 games in the league. What the Cavs will miss the most is Mobley’s rim protection and energy on the defensive end.
ESPN’s Matchup Predictor gives the Cavs a 66% chance to win Saturday, 17% more than was predicted two days ago.
Further updates will be provided at the appropriate time.
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