According to the coach for the Cavaliers team, Tyronn Lue, Kyrie Irving will be a benchwarmer on Cleveland’s game against the New York Knicks that will take place on Saturday. Coach Lue however, said that Mo Williams might be ready to play in the Saturday game against the Knicks for the first time since February when Williams injured his left knee and was unable to play.
Williams could make a triumphal return to the game after he got his left knee injured a month ago in the game against New York, yet it hasn’t been decided so far. It’s not safe to assume that Williams will return to the game with a 100 percent, as he required an injection in his left knee from Dr. James Andrews.
Cavaliers’ coach Tyronn Lue also made his wishes to find opportunities for players to rest public on his announcement on Saturday, March 26. It’s important for the players to get proper rest before the playoffs start, said coach Lue. Even though Irving has proven to be one of Cleveland’s best assets, his coach is incredibly focused on making his players rest, it doesn’t matter the cost or if the team is not on the same page as Lue.
With the Cavaliers leading the Central Division title, the necessity for players to be at the top of their game is crucial if the team wants to go for the victory. However, the call to bench Irving comes as a surprise for basketball fans as the player from Cleveland has not missed a game since December 29 when playing in Denver. Yet the coach for the Cavaliers argues that the players need to rest before heading for playoffs next week.
That occasion almost four months ago would mark the last time Kyrie Irving took a game off. Considering that Irving, who wears the number 2 on his back, has played in 46 games ever since he returned from a broken kneecap, the player has shown to be a warrior in and out of the court.
The player from the Cavaliers injured himself during the NBA Finals of 2015, yet has recovered fast enough to keep playing up to the NBA’s standards. His shooting performance has seen a major decline as Irving is coming off a 6-of-22 while the Brooklyn Nets beat the Cavaliers 104 to 95 late on Thursday night.
Nevertheless, Cavaliers’ coach Tyronn Lue said no decision is yet final, and he will prioritize his player’s rest for this week before the playoffs start. It’s worth remembering that the Cleveland’s Cavaliers have already secured the Central Division title.
Source: Fox 8