INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Kyrie Irving has a broken finger, but could probably play. Like everyone else in the NBA, he really wants to play.
So why dont let the Cavaliers just let him do it? After all, its only a hairline fracture in his left index finger. Thats not even on his shooting hand.
"Yeah, but if he gets this thing hit again, then it requires surgery and then instead of three or four (weeks), you're talking about months," Scott said. "I don't think we're being overly cautious by saying, Let's shut it down and see how it looks in a couple weeks and go from there.' "
The Cavs doctors will indeed take another look at Irving in two weeks. While no one on the team is saying it, theres a chance Irving could return then. Dont get your hopes up -- but its possible.
As for returning to the practice court, well, Irving has already done that much. On Tuesday, he was dressed in a sweaty t-shirt and shorts, his normal practice gear, and going through the normal shooting drills ...