This season has not gone the way the Cleveland Cavaliers would have liked it to so far as they’re off to a 2-8 start as they appear to be still in the rebuilding phase from the departure of LeBron James. Unfortunately, it looks like things may not be getting easier any time soon now that Kyrie Irving will miss some time away from the court.
Irving has a broken left index finger that is expected to keep him out for at least a month–which is the last thing the Cavaliers need to deal with this early in the season. There’s already a reason to be concerned about the fact that Cleveland has just two wins over the team’s first 10 games and is currently riding a six-game losing streak, but losing their best player for a month will make things even more difficult.
On the season, Irving is averaging 22.9 points per game to go along with 3.7 rebounds and 5.6 assists as he’s avoided any sophomore slump after taking home Rookie of the Year honors last year. Luckily, this seems like one of those minor injuries that shouldn’t have any complications for Irving one month from now, but it doesn’t help his case about being injury prone when he was selected as the top pick in the draft prior to last year.
Hopefully, Irving’s time away from the court won’t last as long as originally expected and he can return to the lineup sooner to give the Cavaliers some sort of hope for the remainder of the season.
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