Irving is apparently unlikely to suit up for the Cavaliers' opening game of the 2015-16 season against the
Irving suffered a fractured kneecap during Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the
He was expected to be out only three to four months, which would have put him on the border of being ready to go for the opener. Now, team officials are more concerned with his long-term health.
"I'm honestly not putting a date on anything," Irving said in July. "People are going to put a date regardless. I'm just continuing to be on the journey I've been on, and that's continuing to get better every single day and rehabbing my leg."
Irving, a former rookie of the year and three-time
The Cavaliers will, on the other hand, have
The Cavaliers signed veteran guard
Williams will likely get the nod during the regular season with Irving out.
The only player who might not be back is power forward