Cavaliers' Mamadi Diakite making first start Wednesday
Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Mamadi Diakite is in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Diakite is replacing Isaac Okoro in the lineup to make his first start of the season and the fourth of his career. He is averaging 5.0 minutes across seven appearances this season and hasn't played more than 14 minutes in any contest. Lamar Stevens (illness), Kevin Love (thumb), and Jarrett Allen (back) are all still out, so Diakite has a chance to play extended minutes Wednesday.
Diakite is averaging 0.86 FanDuel points per minute this season.
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