Cavs’ Irving set for return: ‘I’m back’

NBA.com staff reports

It appears the wait is over for Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavs are set to face the 76ers on Sunday (3:30 ET, League Pass).

Irving has missed Cleveland’s first 24 games this season while recovering from a fractured kneecap suffered in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

 

5 Comments

  1. johnnytc1 says:

    Great thought JT… The stat does not matter… especially when GS players only need to play two thirds of the game. they run up huge leads then take a seat. stats also don’t really mean much during the season, when comes playoff time then the talent really shows off…. Johnny has been correct the last two years. da king and his merry men will not get by at least 6 teams in the NBA right now in a series.

  2. steven love says:

    Didn’t want no part of Westbrook came back for the 76ers

  3. Best wishes to him. He seems to be so injury prone. The Cadavaliers are going to be even scarier now. But, Let’s Go Hawks!!!

  4. johnnytc1 says:

    Yaaayyyyyyyy…… We don’t have to hear anymore excuses. You’re my fav Cav! Sorry that you have to play with da king. You’re a great PG, you just don’t have the right mix around you. I don’t think you’ll get past the second round. Too many teams in the east are getting better and better every day. The Cav’s need more than the return of KI. But again, welcome back!

    • @ johnnytc1… Man you are laughable and jealous. We love your type wishes he was on your team. To get a reminder of what the Cavaliers are capable with Irving, look no further than their lineup data. Here’s how the most-used lineup by the ’15 Cavaliers (Irving, J.R. Smith, James, Love and Timofey Mozgov) compared to the most-used lineup by the ’16 Cavaliers so far (Williams in place of Irving).

      ‘15 Cavaliers: Off. Rating: 116.1 | Def. Rating: 96.8 | Net Rating: +19.3 | 481 minutes
      ‘16 Cavaliers: Off. Rating: 103.3 | Def. Rating: 101.6 | Net Rating: +1.7 | 151 minutes
      For comparison’s sake, no team this season has a higher offensive rating overall than 116.1 and only the Spurs have a better defensive rating overall than 96.8. When Irving is on the court, Cleveland’s best unit plays elite basketball on both sides. Period. Without him, the Cavaliers are merely holding down the fort. This info was from SI Ben Golliver article. On what does Kyrie Irving brings.