The Cavaliers have won two of their first 10 games, and thats not even the bad news.
Theyll be lucky to win two more before Christmas, said a Western Conference executive.
The exec wasnt picking on the Cavs. He was just making a prediction after learning that Kyrie Irving is expected to miss a month with a hairline fracture in his left index finger.
Irving is only in his second season and 20-years old. Yet he is the Cavs Mr. Everything, one of the leagues top-10 point guards and widely regarded as the franchises biggest reason for hope -- both for the future and for the now.
If Irving truly does miss the first four weeks, as the Cavs project, it will mean about 16 games. That includes a three-game trip to the South that starts Friday at Orlando, continues Saturday at defending-champion Miami, and concludes Monday at Western Conference-leading Memphis. It would also mean no Irving for the L.A. Lakers lone visit to Cleveland on Dec. 11.
On the bright side for Cavs fans, the Cavs ...