Donovan Mitchell, the Cavaliers’ guard, skipped his second consecutive game due to a strained right hamstring, sitting out their matchup against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday evening.
Mitchell, a prominent figure with four All-Star selections, is in his second season with Cleveland and holds the eighth spot in the league, scoring an average of 29.2 points per game. Additionally, he’s tied for fifth in steals, registering 2.0 per game.
His ongoing struggle with the right hamstring dates back to the early weeks of the regular season, causing him to miss three games.
The Cavaliers’ starting lineup has been disrupted five times due to injuries affecting Mitchell, point guard Darius Garland, and center Jarrett Allen. Garland and Allen have each missed five games.