Darius Garland

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  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    As with most rookies, Darius Garland struggled in his first season in the NBA as he posted 202/280 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues while playing in 59 out of the team's 65 contests.

    Garland was given the keys to the offense early and often but struggled with the role as he shot a disappointing .401 from the field and only averaged 3.9 assists with 2.6 turnovers in 30.9 minutes. In addition, he averaged 12.3 points, 1.9 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.8 threes. Garland did see some improvement later in the year which can be illustrated by the increase in the following categories: field goal percentage (+.029), assists (+1.2) and turnovers (-0.5). Garland remains an intriguing young guard whose ceiling is yet to be determined. The Cavs will have to decide if Collin Sexton and Garland can co-exist together in the backcourt moving forward or if the team needs to move one of their young guards for help elsewhere on the roster.

  • Collin Sexton
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Collin Sexton entered standard league relevance (83/107 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues) in 2019-20, averaging 20.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.5 threes and 2.4 turnovers in 33.0 minutes.

    Sexton was able to enter the standard league conversation this season due to improvements in scoring (+4.1) and steals (+0.5). His biggest improvement from a fantasy perspective season over season was the increase in field goal percentage from .430 to .472. Sexton can continue to rise in the fantasy rankings if he can continue to improve on his percentages. It remains unclear if the team plans to keep Sexton and Darius Garland in the backcourt long-term or if they plan to move one of their young guards for help on the wing.

  • Darius Garland
    Team, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com is reporting that the Cavs have agreed to a multi-year contract with head coach J.B. Bickerstaff.

    Bickerstaff took over right before play resumed out of the All-Star break and now is going to be sticking around for a while. It's an interesting move by the Cavs to not test the coaching market in the offseason first, especially since Kenny Atkinson is now available, but the Cavs must like what Bickerstaff brings to the table. Bickerstaff has previous head-coaching experience, most recently with the Grizzlies for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

    Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland (left groin strain) is listed out for Tuesday's game vs. the Bulls.

    This will be Garland's fifth straight absence with this injury. Garland doesn't have high enough upside to hold outside of deeper leagues. Kevin Porter Jr. (concussion) is also ruled out Tuesday which will make Matthew Dellavedova worth streaming again after collecting 38 assists over the past four games.

    Source: Kelsey Russo on Twitter

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland (left groin strain) and Kevin Porter Jr. (concussion) will both miss Sunday's matchup vs. the Spurs.

    This will be Garlands fourth straight missed game and Porter Jr. is still recovering in the concussion protocol but should be back next week. This will allow Colin Sexton to continue the monster tear he's been on and Matthew Delavadova will also soak up a ton of minutes.

    Source: Kelsey Russo on Twitter

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland (left groin strain) will miss Saturday's game against the Nuggets.

    This was expected, as our last report had Garland returning next week at the earliest. Garland is a drop outside of deep leagues, while he has been improving his play, he still has a long ways to go before he is a reliable standard league candidate.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland (left groin strain) was unable to participate in practice on Friday and isn't expected to return until next week at the earliest.

    Garland had been building some positive momentum before getting hurt, and the Cavs have no reason to push the rookie through any issues at this point of the season. When he gets back on the floor he'll be a low-end source of scoring and dimes but isn't someone that should be held through this injury outside of deep leagues.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    According to Marc Spears of ESPN, Kevin Porter Jr. has been placed in the concussion protocol after getting hit in the head during Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics and is out indefinitely.

    This is unfortunate news for Porter as he was seeing a larger role with the absence of Darius Garland (groin). Matthew Dellavedova will see additional opportunity while Porter is sidelined but is not worth a look outside of deeper leagues. Porter will need to pass the concussion protocol in order to return to action.

    Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland (left groin strain) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    Kevin Porter Jr. got the start in place of Darius Garland on Monday and should see himself there again. Porter Jr. has been seeing more ballhandling responsibility and is worth an add in 12-team leagues. Garland's injury isn't expected to be too serious, so keep an eye on his progress throughout the week.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland (left groin strain) will not play on Monday against the Jazz.

    With Garland out it'll lead to more minutes for Collin Sexton and Kevin Porter Jr. among fantasy-relevant players, and Matthew Dellavedova among the irrelevant. Garland has been able to start scoring more consistently of late but his stat set is quite hollow and this shouldn't affect many standard-league lineups.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland went for 16 points and dished out eight assists in a team-high 35 minutes as the Cavs fell to the Raptors on Thursday.

    Garland is passing well, averaging four assists per contest over the last two months. However, the efficiency is just so tough to stomach if he's not going to score in more volume to at least get to late-round value. To become a standard-league asset with this stat set he would need to get closer to 20 points per game and bump up the percentages. The same could be said about Kevin Porter Jr., who had 13 points and a whopping seven turnovers in this game.

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland (rest) is being listed as out for Tuesday's matchup with the Pelicans.

    With Garland sitting out on the second half of a back-to-back there will be more minutes to go around for Collin Sexton, Dante Exum, Matthew Dellavedova, and Kevin Porter Jr. (questionable). Sexton will likely slide over to PG, while Porter would be a very interesting streamer if he hadn't only returned from a multi-week absence on Monday.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland was cold again on Monday, scoring six points on 3-of-10 shooting to go with four assists.

    Garland has not played well as of late and he continues to drag your percentages down. He's back to being a watch-list guy and if you own him, it would be best to keep him on the bench until he figures things out. Kevin Porter Jr. (16 minutes, nine points, one rebound, three steals and a block) came off the bench and had a decent night with his defensive output, but is still no where near standard league value.

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland scored 13 points in Saturday's loss to the Bulls, adding just one steal and three turnovers.

    Garland can score and that is about it. He offers very little else, statistically, and his inefficient shooting tends to drag down most fantasy teams. Tonight's game is another indication of this void of countable statistics in his game and should be a warning to fantasy owners to stay away in all but the shallowest of leagues. He is just not worth the occasional high-scoring night.

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland scored 13 points on 4-of-17 shooting to go with one rebound, four dimes and three triples on Thursday.

    Garland isn't doing you any favors with shooting splits and it's unlikely that he becomes any more efficient, but he does provide value in triples and dimes. If you can stomach some awful shooting nights, then he's worth an add, but be wary of the drag he'll cause to your field goal percentage.