“It just really alters all the plans we had this summer as far as summer league was concerned with him and Dion getting a chance to jell with Tyler and those guys,” Scott said. “That was Plan A. We didn’t have a Plan B going into this because you just never imagine that happening. Obviously very unfortunate, not only for us but for Kyrie. All the work that he’s put in. He was pretty hurt by it. But he’ll be ready for training camp and hopefully a couple of weeks before training camp where we can get him out there and get him playing with some of the guys anyway before we get started.
“Obviously it’s a blow to us because it was something we really looked forward to, getting these young guys together for an extended period of time so they can kind of jell. All the stuff that we didn’t have a chance to do last year with summer league and before training camp and in September when guys start coming back to town, those were the things we were looking forward to.”
– Byron Scott on the impact of Kyrie Irving’s injury, as reported by The Plain Dealer’s Mary Schmitt Boyer. In the article, Scott also shared his thoughts on Irving’s “stupid” injury, saying that the rookie knew it was a freak accident right when it happened.
The Cavaliers begin summer league action at 8:30 p.m. tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats. The game will be broadcast on NBA TV.