Darius Garland
Darius Garland
20-Year-Old GuardG
Cleveland Cavaliers
GTD
Injury Groin
Est. Return 7/31/2020
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.
Personal Bio

Darius Kinnard Garland was born in 2000 in Gary, Indiana to Winston and Felicia Garland. His father played seven years in the NBA with five different teams during the 80s and 90s. Garland attended the Brentwood Academy in Tennessee, where he won four state championships. He went from averaging 18.6 points as a sophomore to 23.4 as a junior to 27.6 as a senior, taking home the honor of Tennessee Mr. Basketball in each of those years. In 2018, Garland was also named Gatorade Tennessee Player of the Year as well as being a McDonald's All-American, Jordan Brand Classic All-Star, and Nike Hoop Summit invitee. You can follow him on Twitter (@dariusgarland22) and Instagram (@darius_garland).

College/International Summary

If you blinked, you might have missed Garland's collegiate career. He played just five games for Vanderbilt after being one of the most decorated recruits in Commodore history. The 6-foot-2 guard injured his meniscus and did not play after Nov. 23. The three-time Mr. Basketball in Tennessee had showed off some of his scoring acumen in the early going. He debuted with 24 points in a win over Winthrop. He had his best scoring effort in the game before he was injured. Garland scored 33 points on 12-for-18 shooting from the field, including five three-pointers. It was the second most by a freshman in Vanderbilt history. Garland injured his knee in the first minutes of the loss to Kent State. By January, the guard announced that he had left the team and was preparing for the 2019 NBA Draft. He was chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the fifth overall pick.

Out again Tuesday
GCleveland Cavaliers
Groin
March 10, 2020
Garland (groin) won't play Tuesday against the Bulls, Kelsey Russo of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Garland continues to deal with a strained left groin, and Tuesday will mark his fifth straight absence. Per Russo, coach J.B. Bickerstaff said at the Cavs' morning shootaround that he expects Garland to play at some point during the team's six-game road trip, so the rookie is apparently still being viewed as day-to-day. With Kevin Porter Jr. (concussion) also out, expect Collin Sexton and Matthew Dellavedova to again see extended minutes for the shorthanded Cavs.
Read More News
Per Game
Total
Per 36
Season Summaries
NBA Per Game Stats
Loading Per Game Stats...
NBA Total Stats
Loading Total Stats...
NBA Per 36 Stats
Loading Per 36 Stats...
Past Season Summaries
2019

Garland was selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers. He made his NBA debut during the first game of the season, Oct. 23 against the Magic. Garland played 32 minutes and recorded eight points (3-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five assists, two rebounds and one steal. In his 59 appearances, Garland averaged 12.3 points, 3.9 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 30.9 minutes. He shot 40.1 percent from the field, hit 1.8 threes at 35.5 percent and shot 87.5 percent from the free-throw line. Garland set single-game career highs of 23 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, three steals and one block. His longest streak of double-digit scoring was 15 games from Dec. 28 through Jan. 25. Across that stretch, Garland averaged 14.9 points on 13.7 shots, 4.9 assists, 1.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 34.4 minutes. He recorded his only double-double Jan. 14 against the Clippers. That included 14 points (5-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

2019
2019 NBA Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
NBA
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Fanball
Dream11
Loading Game Log...
Schedule
By Month
Starting/Off Bench
Days Rest
Vs Opp
2019 NBA Per Game Split Stats
Loading Split Stats...
2019 NBA Per Game Split Stats - By Month
Loading Split Stats...
2019 NBA Per Game Split Stats - Starting/Off Bench
Loading Split Stats...
2019 NBA Per Game Split Stats - Days Rest
Loading Split Stats...
2019 NBA Per Game Split Stats - Vs Opp
Loading Split Stats...
Advanced Stats
Loading Advanced Stats...
Total
Per Game
Per 36
NBA Historical Fantasy Stats
How are these ratings calculated?
Our historical fantasy ratings are standard scores calculated using 8-Category settings with 12 teams and 13 players per team.
Loading Historical Fantasy Stats...
NBA Per Game Historical Fantasy Stats
Loading Per Game Historical Fantasy Stats...
NBA Per 36 Historical Fantasy Stats
Loading Per 36 Historical Fantasy Stats...
Cavaliers Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Cavaliers Rotation: Minutes Breakdown
Loading Cavaliers Rotation Data...
Average Fantasy Points
Average Fantasy Points are determined when Darius Garland was active vs. non-active during the season. Click here to view average fantasy points for a different time period.
Minutes
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Average Minutes...
Loading FanDuel Points...
Loading DraftKings Points...
Loading Yahoo Points...
Loading FantasyDraft Points...
Loading Head2Head Points...
Transaction History
  • June 20, 2019
    Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
  • July 2, 2019
    Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Darius Garland
2020-21 NBA Power Rankings, Part 3: The Bottom 10
65 days ago
Alex Barutha and Nick Whalen reveal teams 21 through 30 in their 2020-21 NBA Power Rankings.
Harden Tops Way, Way Too Early Top-150 for 2020-21
107 days ago
With the current season on hold, there's no better time than now to look ahead to what the 2020-21 fantasy basketball season holds.
30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: Cleveland Cavaliers
114 days ago
With the season suspended, Alex recaps Cleveland's play so far with 30 interesting/random facts.
DraftKings NBA: Tuesday Cheat Sheet
122 days ago
Justin Bramlette reviews Tuesday's slate and thinks Hassan Whiteside could dominate the Suns for the second time in less than a week.
DraftKings NBA: Sunday Cheat Sheet
124 days ago
Jeff Edgerton likes Aaron Gordon to do well tonight in Houston.
More Fantasy News
Sidelined again Sunday
GCleveland Cavaliers
Groin
March 8, 2020
Garland (groin) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Spurs, Kelsey Russo of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Out Saturday as expected
GCleveland Cavaliers
Groin
March 6, 2020
Garland (groin) won't play Saturday against the Nuggets.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Unlikely to play this weekend
GCleveland Cavaliers
Groin
March 6, 2020
Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Friday that Garland (groin) isn't expected to play Saturday versus the Nuggets or Sunday against the Spurs, Kelsey Russo of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Out again Wednesday
GCleveland Cavaliers
Groin
March 3, 2020
Garland (groin) will not play Wednesday against the Celtics, Kelsey Russo of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Listed out Monday
GCleveland Cavaliers
Groin
March 1, 2020
Garland is listed as out for Monday's game against Utah due to a left groin strain, Kelsey Russo of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.