The 21-year-old Irving, averaging 23.2 points, 5.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds over 50 contests, has been plagued with a bummed knee and sprained left shoulder for the better part of a month.
Irving, a 6-foot-3, 190 pound Australian-American who the Cavs picked out of Duke University with the first overall selection in the 2011 NBA Draft, will next be shelved against either the Indiana Pacers on April 9 or versus the Detroit Pistons on April 10.
A truly unique player with limitless potential, Irving gives Cavaliers fans reasons to hope, believe and watch.
Regardless, as a collection of struggling bastards at 22-51, the winner of the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Award needs to be permanently removed from the lineup until autumn.
After hometown turncoat LeBron James abandoned “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Capital of the World” in favor of “The Sunshine State” in July 2010, basketball essentially became a profane word in Cleveland.
Thankfully for Cavs fans, Irving, a 2013 All-Star who performed in 11 entire contests at Duke due to a toe wound, is capable of leading a squad to glory if surrounded by an efficient supporting cast.
Plus, sans Irving, the Cavs have lost nine in a row and are destined to land one of the top choices in the draft on June 27.
Hence, rather than placing Irving in any jeopardy, the former Blue Devil should be indefinitely shutdown.
As the future on the hardwood in “The Forest City,” it’s in Kyrie Irving’s best interests to become a glorified Cleveland Cavaliers cheerleader for the rest of the springtime.by