Kyrie Irving has been cleared for liftoff, literally.
Per Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group today and by ESPN's Dave McMenamin yesterday, Irving is with the Cavs in Philadelphia today ahead of tonight's game vs. the 76ers. Although Irving hasn't been fully cleared and no timetable has been publicly announced for his return, this is a step forward. To date, Irving has been unable to travel with the team on the road due to his knee.
Via Jason Lloyd, here's a (blurry) photo of Irving on the court in Philadelphia:
My camera work is shoddy, but that's Kyrie Irving back on the court. pic.twitter.com/koodPpK0s8
— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) November 2, 2015
News of Irving's travel schedule comes on the heels of news that Irving has increased his workload and as noted my McMenamin, a source said Irving could speed up his rehab and play in a week if a Finals game was on the horizon. So while Irving isn't yet back, it's seems he's getting closer.