Coin Toss: 8 Predictions For Inconsistent Cavs Vs Red-Hot Hawks
#1 Kyrie’s Return
Kyrie Irving has missed the past two games with a left knee contusion suffered in the final seconds of Christmas Days match-up in Miami. The Cavs have gone 1-1 with him out, but have definitely missed a step with him on he sidelines.
Kyrie will be a welcome addition in many ways. We all love Matthew Dellavedova here at Cavs Nation, but he simply isnt good enough to be the starting point guard for this team. Although LeBron seems to be taking control at the point recently, you still need someone capable of scoring one on one, which isnt Delly’s strong suite. Delly can head back to the bench and help lead the second unit against a tough Atlanta Hawks outfit. He and Kyrie will share the responsibility of containing a very volatile Jeff Teague, who can simply score from anywhere on the court.
With our All Star Point Guard back in the starting five, it provides the Cavaliers with a lot more offensive firepower. Much has been said about Kyrie’s lack of passing ability, but the kid sure can score. Kyrie’s 20.2 ppg average will be welcomes back with open arms.
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