Kyrie Irving is taking the necessary steps to getting back onto the floor one step at a time. His scheduled recovery time was anywhere from three to four months, but we’ve just passed the five month mark since his knee surgery in mid-June.

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Chris Haynes of is reporting that Irving has taken a big stop towards his recovery by being to take intense weight on the knee.

From here, the team’s training staff can intensify his leg-strengthening assignments as it sees fit, I’m told.

This is a significant hurdle Irving has cleared in his recovery. The three-time All-Star is progressing, but this new phase in his rehabilitation from fracturing his left kneecap in Game 1 of The Finals still doesn’t grant him freedom for on-court work.

Haynes also goes on to say that the Cavs will only let clear him to make his season debut after he has participated in a week full of practice sessions with absolutely no setbacks.

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In the the meantime, the Cavs are holding the fort down at the point guard position thanks to some stellar play from Mo Williams and Matthew Dellavedova. Williams is averaging 16.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 5.2 assists while knocking down two three-pointers per game and shooting 49.5% from the field in 31.8 minutes per game. Delly has been equally impressive with 8.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 5.2 assist while knocking down a three-pointer per game and shooting 45.5% from the field in just 26.2 minutes per game.

Stay tuned for the latest on the return of all-star Kyrie Irving.