Cavs pg Kyrie Irving fractures hand, out 6-8 weeks

A few days into NBA summer league in Vegas, and one thing is for certain. Other than Klay Thompson lighting it up from three-point range for the Warriors, the rookies and NBA hopefuls looks like… rookies and NBA hopefuls.

Earlier this week, Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving was doing some amazing things during the Team USA scrimmages so the hope was that he’d bring that same energy to summer league play. Now comes word out of Vegas that Irving has broken his right hand and will be out of commission for the next 6-8 weeks but is expected back by the start of training camp. Irving missed 16 games last season due to a shoulder injury.

So how did today’s injury happen?

Cavs say Kyrie fractured hand by slapping the padding on gym wall at practice. Cavs say initial projection to return start of training camp. Irving sent to the hospital for hand X-rays after experiencing stronger pain on bus ride back from practice. Surgery likely late next week.

Amar’e Stoudemire is somewhere saying, “I feel you bro.” Cheesy? Yes… Irving said he wasn’t “punching” the wall, more of a freak accident.