At Team USA minicamp in Las Vegas on Thursday, Boston Celtics star point guard Kyrie Irving said he expects to be 100 percent for the start of training camp.
Irving underwent season-ending knee surgery in April and then had another procedure to remove screws which were placed in his knee from the injury he suffered in the 2015 Finals while he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The five-time All-Star point guard hasn’t played 5-on-5 full contact yet.
Before going down, Irving was averaging 24.4 points and 5.1 assists in 60 games with the Celtics while shooting 49.1 percent from the field and 40.8 percent from beyond the arc. The dynamic scorer doesn’t plan on signing a contract extension with the franchise this offseason.
Irving, 26, will be an unrestricted free agent during the summer of 2019 if he declines his player option and likely command a max contract. He is set to make $20.1 million in 2018-19.