Kyrie Irving is “pissed off” the Cavs are blocking him from the court.
According to ESPN.com, Cleveland’s point guard is anxious to make his season debut but is being held back because the organization is “exercising extreme caution when it comes to their three-time All-Star point guard.”
A source familiar with Kyrie Irving‘s rehabilitation told ESPN.com the fifth-year guard is “ready to play” both mentally and physically and has been that way for about a week. Yet, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt said after practice Sunday that “we won’t see” Irving on the court Tuesday against the Boston Celtics.
Irving is working his way back from fracturing his kneecap in June’s NBA Finals and has basically been deemed ready for almost a week now by Blatt. But the playmaker apparently “still has testing to complete before the team clears him” which has frustrated Irving to the point where he’s “pissed off” at the organization. Just not enough to say or demand anything outrageous.
However, he has channeled that frustration into extra work on the court, as witnessed by him joining James as the last two players going through shooting drills after Sunday’s practice while teammates had long since started icing their knees.
When will we see Kyrie? Your guess is as good as mine. The Cavs begin a three-game homestand Thursday against the Thunder. Philadelphia comes to town Sunday and the Knicks arrive next Wednesday before Cleveland’s big Christmas showdown with the Warriors in Oakland. Good luck keeping him out of that game.
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