Report: Cavs Expect Kyrie Irving to Play ‘Well Before January’

by September 07, 2015
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Last month, a report emerged claiming that Kyrie Irving could be sidelined until January following left knee surgery.

According to the NEOMG, the expectation in Cleveland is for the All-Star point guard to suit up long before the new year rolls around.

Reportedly, the Cavs plan to trim the 23-year-old’s playing time next season:

No one knows for sure, as Irving is recovering from surgery to repair a fractured knee cap. But the Cavs do expect him to play well before January. Of course, that can change once they see him in training camp.

 

Even if Irving’s knee is in excellent shape, they plan to cut his minutes early in the season. He ranked No. 3 in average minutes per game last season. LeBron James was No. 5. […] That’s too much for both players during the regular season.

 

The Cavs signed veteran Mo Williams, who has started 511 games in the NBA. That includes 33 at point guard last season. He averaged 14 points and can take some of the scoring load off Irving in the backcourt. […] The Cavs also have Matthew Dellavedova coming back. So they have Williams and Dellavedova to help out at point guard, allowing Irving to miss some games. He also can play fewer minutes.