Kyrie Irving misses shootaround, questionable for Game 2
Kyrie Irving said he planned to play Game 2.
He also said, “I just don’t have it right now.”
It seems the latter of those two semi-conflicting thoughts is winning out.
Brian Windhorst of ESPN:
Cavs announce Kyrie Irving is skipping shootaround to get tests on left knee. He's questionable for Game 2 tonight.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 22, 2015
Sounds like Cavs are ordering another MRI on Irving to see of there's been additional damage beyond the tendinitis.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 22, 2015
The Cavaliers don’t need Irving to be at full strength to beat the Hawks. See Game 1.
But they might need Irving to eat some minutes at point guard, where Matthew Dellavedova is the only other player on the roster. Sure, LeBron James takes a lot of responsibility as the lead ball-handler, but it helps to have a natural point guard on the floor at times.
If Irving’s injury keeps him sideline tonight and/or beyond, that’s a big blow for Cleveland, which is already without Kevin Love.