Kyrie Irving Officially Suiting Up Against The Philadelphia 76ers
Cleveland Cavaliers will have plenty to celebrate about with word that Kyrie Irving will be officially suiting up this Sunday against the Philadelphia 76ers.
The announcement was made by Irving himself via Twitter.
— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) December 19, 2015
This comes in light of Irving downplaying his return against the Thunder, shooting down rumors and technically saying that he will return once he is ready. Though it wasn’t expected to take that long, that time has finally come.
In retrospect, Irving’s decision to return against the Sixers makes a lot of sense.
After suffering a fractured knee cap against the Warriors in game 1 of the last NBA Finals, Irving will likely be fielded in sparingly as the Cavs try to blend him in back to the team’s system.
Had he made his debut against the Thunder, he would have likely had a tougher time since he would have likely gone up against Russell Westbrook as noted by CBS Sports.
Though the guards of the Sixers can surely hold up as well, Irving will surely be cautioned not to exert himself if head coach David Blatt does field him in.
With Irving back, the Cavs could be up for better games ahead considering the team needs all the help they can get from the backcourt.
The Cavs have been trying to improvise and buy Irving some time so his return may restore some order for the team. The Cavs are currently leading in the NBA Eastern Conference with a 17-7 card.
But looking at the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs, Irving’s return could push the Cavs further up as they try to secure their first NBA title this season.