Kyrie Irving participates in Cavs practice for first time in two weeks, may play on Wednesday

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Tuesday April 1st, 2014

Kyrie Irving leads the Cavaliers in points assists and steals. (Rocky Widner/National Basketball/Getty Images) Kyrie Irving leads the Cavaliers in points assists and steals. (Rocky Widner/National Basketball/Getty Images)

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."

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