Kyrie Irving Injury Update: Cavaliers PG’s Return Date Announced

December 19th, 2015 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

After missing the first 24 games of the season with a knee injury, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is set to make his season debut Sunday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Irving announced his decision Saturday on Twitter: 

At 17-7, the Cavs sit atop the Eastern Conference standings thanks largely to the contributions of LeBron James and Kevin Love, but there is no question Irving's return stands to have a major impact on the team's performance.

The 23-year-old Duke product is a three-time All-Star who is coming off a season in which he averaged 21.7 points and 5.2 assists per game as LeBron's primary running mate.

He also played well during the playoffs, but a broken kneecap knocked him out of Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, and the Dubs went on to win the series in six games.

That was a common theme last season as Cleveland was far better with the 2011 No. 1 overall pick in the lineup, according to ESPN Stats & Info:

While there is no question the Cavaliers are a better team with Irving, the organizatio ...

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