Via Windhorst, the news is in and it’s not good. The projected time is 4-6 weeks. And even when he comes back, who knows how long it’ll take Mo to regain his shooting rhythm. Almost every contender has dealt with injuries to key players this season. Now its the Cavs’ turn.
The only silver linings I can see are that Delonte West and Boobie are going to get much more playing time, and both of them deserve much more playing time than they’ve gotten in this crowded rotation.
Also, for all you stat geeks out there, Mo actually has a poor +/- this season. The Cavs are good with Mo on the floor, but they’ve been amazing when he’s sat, outscoring their opponents by 11.3 points per 100 possessions when Mo’s on the bench. Now, that’s probably because Mo plays so many minutes with the sub-par starting lineup. (The Cavs play 12.2 points per 100 possessions than their opponents when Hickson sits.) Also, Mo gets lots of minutes when LeBron sits, which hurts his +/-. And it’s a small sample size. But even still, case study! Okay, this still sucks. Get well soon, Mo.