If this latest rumor has any truth to it, it’s excellent news for Cleveland Cavaliers fans.
A couple of weeks ago, a report out of Cleveland claimed that injured point guard Kyrie Irving could be out until at least January. But a new report threatens to render the previous one erroneous. According to Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer, the team expects Irving to suit up well before then:
“There was a report about Kyrie Irving not being ready to play until January.
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.”
The oddsmakers in Vegas already have the Cavs as the favorites to win the 2016 NBA title, and a fully-recovered Irving will be a big part of that equation. But they’ll also need him for a good portion of the season if they want to repeat as Eastern Conference champions, especially given the way the Miami Heat’s new revamped roster is shaping up for next season.
With both a fully-healed Irving and a returning Kevin Love, along with a full season under their belt, the Cavaliers will be a dangerous bunch in 2015-16.