Kyrie Irving probable for game against Knicks; Waiters, Zeller questionable

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is officially listed as ‘probable’ for Monday night’s contest against the New York Knicks. He had missed the previous three games due to a hyperextended right knee.

“Based on what I saw in practice, there’s a good chance he’ll play,” coach Byron Scott said from shootaround on Monday morning. “We will see how he feels after really going up and down and going a full scrimmage, and obviously that will determine whether he’s good to go or not. But from what I saw [Sunday], he’s good.”

The team has also listed rookies Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller as ‘questionable’ for the game, both players sustaining an illness.

On the season, Irving has missed a combined 14 games due to his right knee and a fractured bone in his right index finger. He is averaging 24 points and six assists per game.

The Cavaliers have topped the Knicks 10 consecutive times at home. The last time these two teams matched up, Irving scored a career-high 41 points.

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  • Good moves by this Cavaliers organization. We need to sustain our bad record for this season. We were heading for a none top 8 first round pick.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Haha, love it. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Waiters or Zeller… it’s just their turn to rest during Tankapalooza 2013.

  • ThatAlex

    I’d say if the Cavs were serious about tanking, they’d play Zeller even more minutes 😉

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I am ashamed to admit, I whole-heartedly agree. Right now Zeller is such a liability defensively that he has to have a monster game on offense to make up for it. Someone get that guy a protein shake!