Kyrie Irving has strained left shoulder, out Friday vs. Pacers


When Kyrie Irving didn’t board the team charter flight Thursday night after the Cavaliers’ statement win over Golden State so he could get an MRI on his shoulder, you had to know this was coming.

Kyrie Irving is out Friday night when the Cavaliers take on the Pacers due to a strained shoulder, the team announced. He is day-to-day.

Irving is averaging 21.7 points, and 5.2 assists a game this season. More importantly, the Cavaliers’ offense drops 12.8 points per 100 possessions when he is off the court. Although, the Cavs do still have that LeBron James guy, so they probably will score some points.

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Expect a lot more Matthew Dellavedova and Iman Shumpert, if you have them on your fantasy teams. (And if you have Dellavedova on your fantasy team, we need to talk.)