Without Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers will have to well, theres no easy answer that to that one. Truth is, without Irving, we have no idea what the Cavs can do.
With Irving, they won just two of their first 10 games. Some of that has to do with their brutal schedule, in which the Cavs played just three home games (and even that was a followed by a game the next night in another city).
Now, the Cavs have another quick stop at home -- followed by three more on the road. This for a team that features two rookies (Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller) and two second-year guys (Irving and Tristan Thompson) among its top six players.
Thanks a lot, NBA.
No matter, Irving is out (potentially a month) with a broken finger, and the Cavs have to find a way to persevere. Or at the very least, survive.
It doesnt really matter who replaces Irving in the starting lineup. The candidates, according to coach Byron Scott, are Donald Sloan and Jeremy Pargo. Sloan is a minor-league regular a...