The New York Knicks are back in Cleveland for the first time since the 2023 playoffs and will go up against a battered but motivated Cavaliers squad. The series loss to New York still stings for Cleveland, especially for players like Isaac Okoro.
When Jalen Brunson and Donovan Mitchell play against each other, it’s always must-see television. Brunson’s guaranteed to go for Tuesday, but Mitchell sat on Saturday during Cleveland’s loss to Indiana.
Rumors have already been swirling around about Mitchell’s future and whether or not he’ll sign an extension with the Cavaliers in the 2024 offseason. If Cleveland can’t meet expectations, maybe there will be a round two of the New York-Donovan Mitchell trade saga.
Donovan Mitchell’s status for tonight’s game against Knicks
Donovan Mitchell (hamstring) is questionable for Tuesday’s game against New York.
Who would replace Donovan Mitchell in the starting lineup?
Isaac Okoro started on Saturday when Donovan Mitchell was out.
Projected starting lineups tonight
- Jalen Brunson
- Quentin Grimes
- RJ Barrett
- Julius Randle
- Mitchell Robinson
- Donovan Mitchell (if he plays)
- Caris LeVert (if he plays)
- Max Strus
- Dean Wade
- Evan Mobley
New York Knicks next five opponents
New York will return to MSG to play Cleveland again on Wednesday before going to Milwaukee for its first In-Season Tournament game.
Nov. 1 vs. Cleveland
Nov. 3 at Milwaukee
Nov. 6 vs. Los Angeles
Nov. 8 vs. San Antonio
Nov. 12 vs. Charlotte
Knicks injury report
No players are listed on New York’s injury report.
Cavaliers injury report
Darius Garland (hamstring), Jarrett Allen (ankle), Ricky Rubio (mental health), and Ty Jerome (ankle) are out. Donovan Mitchell (hamstring) and Caris LeVert (hamstring) are listed as questionable.