How Much Do Cleveland Cavaliers Miss Kyrie Irving?

November 20th, 2015 by Greg Swartz Leave a reply »

The Cleveland Cavaliers lead the Eastern Conference with a 9-3 record, the offense is clicking and Mo Williams is playing his best ball since the last time he donned the wine and gold.

So, just how much do the Cavs really miss Kyrie Irving?

The 23-year-old, three-time All-Star is drawing ever closer to his return from a knee injury suffered during Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Although not yet ready for game activity, Irving has recently been taking part in pregame shootaround and has been cleared for intensive weight-bearing activities.

Cleveland doesn't appear to be in any rush to bring him back, however. Williams and Matthew Dellavedova have more than held their own at the position, and this is a team playing for June, not November.

Yet, despite that sparkling record and a top-ranked offense, the Cavs are simply a better team with their former Rookie of the Year on the floor.

The Cavaliers haven't missed Irving yet, but they certainly will.


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