Darius Garland
Darius Garland
19-Year-Old GuardG
Cleveland Cavaliers
GTD
Injury Knee
Est. Return 9/30/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists while shooting 53.7 percent from the field and 47.8 percent from three on 23 attempts. Though just 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, Garland is expected to share the backcourt with last year's first-round pick, Collin Sexton, who is 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds himself. While the Cavaliers will be at a severe disadvantage on the defensive end, it's possible the offensive capabilities of the guards will outweigh that -- think Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Moreover, Cleveland is in a full rebuild, so expect Garland to be given plenty of reps. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $13.12 million contract with the Cavaliers in July of 2019.
Expected to be ready for camp
GCleveland Cavaliers
Knee
August 1, 2019
Garland (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
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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.
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Listed on summer league roster
GCleveland Cavaliers
Coach's Decision
June 27, 2019
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.
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Likely out for summer league
GCleveland Cavaliers
Coach's Decision
June 24, 2019
Garland is unlikely to play for the Cavaliers' summer league team, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
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Selected by Cleveland
GCleveland Cavaliers
June 20, 2019
Garland was taken by the Cavaliers with the No. 5 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
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Fully recovered from knee surgery
GFree Agent
June 18, 2019
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.
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