The 125-90 loss to the San Antonio Spurs definitely sticks out among the beatings that Cleveland has taken this year. Seven times this season the Cavaliers have been outscored by 20 points or more, just in case you did not know.
As painful as the Tuesday night loss to the Spurs at home was to Cavalier fans, the news on Wednesday unveiled an even bigger loss. Kyrie Irving, who sat out one game at the end of March due to a right shoulder injury he suffered against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 30.
Irving is expected to miss anywhere from seven to 10 days, judging from his MRI, which showed a bruise and a sprain in his right shoulder.
Irving would like to come back after doctors clear him to play, but head coach Byron Scott has flirted with the idea of resting him for the rest of the regular season. Irving has had enough NBA experience to prove that he truly belongs in the league. Resting Irving might be the best move on the Cavaliers part. Risking another injury to his right shoulder could prove to be a horrible choice, so letting Irving rest, who will still win Rookie of the Year, gives him a whole offseason to rest and get ready for next season.