Before Ricky Rubio went down with a season ending knee injury in Minnesota, the Spanish point guard was in a close race with Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving for who would take home NBA Rookie of the Year honors this season.
Rubio tearing his ACL in early March changed that debate and Irving’s been the front-runner ever since. But is the Cavs’ point guard and former overall No. 1 pick next in line to shut it down for the season on his way to NBA ROY?
Considering the season he is having helping revitalize Cleveland’s franchise, you would hate to see it come to that. Sadly enough, that just might be the reality Irving is facing after spraining his right shoulder last Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Sporting a protective elastic brace on his shoulder, Irving hasn’t participated in contact drills, and he sat out on Saturday against the New York Knicks. The Cavs say he'll give it a try against the San Antonio Spurs tonight, but if Irving isn’t careful, even hoisting the ROY h...