The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly losing a key player for a period of time.
Lauri Markkanen is joining Kevin Love in health and safety protocols.
Cavaliers forward Lauri Markkanen will enter the NBA’s health and safety protocol today.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) November 3, 2021
Cleveland has 100 percent vaccination among its players. Kevin Love is also in Health and Safety Protocols. https://t.co/FNIaNesjd5
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 3, 2021
Markkanen is reportedly expected to miss several games, and the Cavs will certainly miss him while he’s on the shelf.
Sources: Cleveland's Lauri Markkanen is expected to miss several games due to health and safety protocols.
Around NBA, Markkanen, Cavaliers' Kevin Love, Milwaukee's Khris Middleton and Philadelphia's Tobias Harris have entered protocols this week.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 3, 2021
Although the 7-footer has had a rocky campaign so far, he has been in a groove lately. He’s averaging 16.3 points per contest on 44.7 percent shooting from the field over his last three games.
Cleveland is playing some really good basketball right now, and fans can only hope that losing Markkanen won’t throw a wrench into the Cavs’ early season success.
Markkanen is in his first season with Clevealand and has appeared in all of the team’s games so far. It looks like that’s about to change.