The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying desperately to claim the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot with a big-time run down the stretch, and they could be in line for an infusion of life with the return of their best player, point guard Kyrie Irving. Bob Finnan of the News-Herald reports that Irving could be back in the lineup as soon as on Wednesday against the Orlando Magic.
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving’s strained left biceps was examined on March 30 by doctors…. A Cavs spokesman said there will be more tests done at a later date, perhaps on March 31. He said he’s not sure a conclusion would be reached on March 30….
Irving is hoping to return for the Orlando game on April 2.
The 22-year-old former number 1 overall pick has been absent for the last eight games with a biceps injury, but in all honesty, the Cavs haven’t missed him too terribly, given their 4-4 record over that span. Still, Irving is easily the most dynamic offensive player on the Cleveland roster (as evidenced by his 21 points and 6 assists per game), and the Cavs can’t reach their potential without him on the floor and playing effectively.
Cleveland currently sits 2.5 games from 8th spot, but with two teams (Atlanta and New York) to leap over, they will need Irving back sooner rather than later.