Garland (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports. Garland, who tore his meniscus in November, had a "clean-up" procedure before the NBA Draft. While it didn't stop him from working out for teams, including the Cavaliers, the team opted to be cautious with the rookie, withholding him from summer league. Since then, he's reportedly been working out to get in game shape. All signs are pointing toward Garland being fully healthy when team activities start up again.
Garland, despite earlier reports that he is unlikely to play in summer league, is listed on the Cavaliers' summer league roster, Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net reports. There are conflicting reports on Garland's potential availability for Vegas, but things may get cleared up in the coming days. The rookie is a strong candidate to start next to Collin Sexton.
Garland is unlikely to play for the Cavaliers' summer league team, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports. While it sounds as though the Cavs have not made an official decision, the organization looks to be leaning heavily toward keeping Garland sidelined when the Utah and Las Vegas Summer Leagues tip off next month. Garland is fully healthy after missing most of his freshman season at Vanderbilt with a torn meniscus, but the team will be careful in bringing him back into competitive basketball situations. The fifth overall pick is expected to travel with the Cavs to summer league, however.
Garland was taken by the Cavaliers with the No. 5 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Garland entered his freshman year at Vanderbilt as a five-star prospect but played just five games on the season due to a knee injury. He's reportedly back to 100 percent following knee surgery and will look to showcase in the NBA the talent he didn't have the chance to show much in college. In the five games he did play he averaged 16.2 points, 2.6 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game while shooting 54 percent from the field and 48 percent from three. Cleveland took point guard Collin Sexton in the first round of last year's draft and Garland will figure to share the backcourt with him.
Garland has made a full recovery from the surgery he required in November to address a meniscus injury in his left knee and should be available to play in summer-league games, Jonathan Givony of ESPN.com reports. The knee injury limited Garland to just five games during his freshman season at Vanderbilt, but he validated his status as a five-star prospect in those contests while showcasing some impressive scoring skills. Garland has been conducting individual workouts over the last few weeks, so while the news of his full clearance isn't surprising, it's still a positive confirmation for the 6-foot-2 point guard, who will likely hear his name called in the top five in Thursday's 2019 NBA Draft. Garland has long been rumored to be in play at No. 4 -- a pick currently owned by the Lakers but controlled by the Pelicans -- but Givony relays that the Knicks, owners of the No. 3 pick, brought Garland in for a last-minute workout Tuesday.
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