The Cleveland Cavaliers cleared their starting five for tonight’s preseason game with the Chicago Bulls.
The biggest surprise in the lineup is that rookie Evan Mobley will start alongside Jarrett Allen, Isaac Okoro, Collin Sexton and Darius Garland.
Mobley, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, will have all eyes on him when he makes his debut with the team.
#Cavs from five for the first preseason game against the Bulls:
Darius Garland, Collin Sexton, Isaac Okoro, Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen
JB Bickerstaff said he plans to get all 20 guys on the floor tonight.
— Kelsey Russo (@kelseyyrusso) October 5, 2021
In the preseason, the Cavaliers opt for the youngster over Lauri Markkanen and Kevin Love.
Love will reportedly come off the bench for JB Bickerstaff’s squad this season, as long as he is still on the team.
The Cavaliers are looking to start the preseason strong to set the tone for the 2021-22 regular season.
The Cavs and Bulls are scheduled to tip at 8 p.m. EST tonight.