In a new report, Kyrie Irving threatened to sit out the season with the Cleveland Cavaliers and have surgery on his knee — this prior to his trade from Cleveland to Boston.
According to Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon’s report, Irving needs minor surgery on his knee as a follow up to the surgery he underwent after suffering a broken knee cap in the 2015 NBA Finals. It’s not major, but the procedure would ease some of the swelling and day-to-day pain he feels.
Irving and Al Horford were chosen during the NBA’s first-ever All-Star Game Draft. Horford was taken by Stephen Curry, while Irving was selected by — you guessed it — LeBron James.
Plus, Marcus Smart is in a bit of hot water after missing Wednesday’s win against the Los Angeles Clippers with a mysterious hand injury.