Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is listed as questionable for tomorrow's Game 4 vs. the Atlanta Hawks. Cavs coach David Blatt told the media in attendance at today's practice that Irving will be game time decision tomorrow and need to have consecutive good days in order to be cleared to play.
Blatt says Kyrie remains a gametime decision for Game 4. Said the medical staff wants Irving to have repeated good days before clearing him— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) May 25, 2015
Kyrie Irving getting in a nice personal workout with assistant Phil Handy. He's still not exploding off that left leg.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 25, 2015
#Cavs says Kyrie Irving (knee) remains questionable for Game 4 against Hawks.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 25, 2015
Seeing as the Cavs are up 3-0 and just one game away from making the NBA Finals, there's an argument to be made that the Cavs don't need Irving and should try to get him as much rest as possible before the NBA Finals. And if Irving still can't explode of his leg as Haynes indicates, there doesn't seem to be such value in playing Irving and making the injury worse - even if the Cavs are better with Irving on the court.
We'll have more on Irving's status as it becomes available.