Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving joined the team for practice for the first time since he suffered a sprained biceps two weeks ago, according to Tom Withers of the Associated Press.
Irving was able to take contact during the training session and said that he may be able to play in Cleveland's upcoming game against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. The All-Star plans on participating in the team shootaround and then conferring with the Cavs' medical staff to see if he is ready to play.
"If I'm ready to go, I see no reason to stop me," he said. "But obviously everyone has their reason, as we know in this business. Obviously, you have a respect for it, but as a basketball player and as a competitor, there's an inner drive to be back out there. We'll see what happens."
MAHONEY: The Fundamentals: Will Pacers' problems derail their once-promising drive for a title? The team has gone .500 over the eight games that Irving has missed and currently sit three games out of the final playoff spot in the East.