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CLEVELAND -- Kyrie Irving managed to find a silver lining -- and a sliver of hope for the Cavaliers playoff chances -- while dealing with his latest injury. Cheap Wholesale Jordans Free Shipping . The All-Star point guard will miss at least two weeks with a strained biceps tendon, but hes hopeful his season is not over. "If you could take a positive from the situation, obviously that would be one, that at this point, I dont have to get surgery, which is tremendous," Irving said following shootaround Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic Courts. Clevelands leading scorer got hurt Sunday night in a loss against the Los Angeles Clippers. An MRI taken Monday revealed the strain, but not a tear, which would have ended Irvings season. Its still not a certainty hell be back, but the Cavs will rest him for two weeks before making any decisions. With 15 games left, the Cavs enter their home matchup against Miami five games behind Atlanta for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. It was going to be a challenge for the Cavs to make up any ground with Irving, and now without him, theyre in a major bind. The 21-year-old was trying to strip the ball from Clippers forward Blake Griffin when his tendon gave out. "One of those freak plays against a strong individual in Blake," Irving said. "I tried to get the ball out of his hands. I knew something was wrong when I came to the bench. Obviously, I just felt just a weird feeling after that play in my shoulder. My arm looked a little different in the biceps area. Thats when I knew that I strained it." Irving will miss at least eight games. Hes already sat out 41 in three NBA seasons, leading some to label him as injury prone. Its still possible he may need an operation, but Irving is trying to be optimistic. "Well see in two weeks," he said. "Im not going to give a definitive answer because I dont know that answer. At this point, Im just going to continue to support my teammates and be on the sideline. Whatever the medical team needs me to do and whatevers in my best interests, Im going to do." With his best player out, Cavs coach Mike Brown will start Dion Waiters in the backcourt with Jarrett Jack. Cleveland could get back C.J. Miles, who has missed 12 games with a sprained ankle. Waiters has provided a spark off the bench all season, and said hes going start with the same mindset hes had as a reserve. "Just going out there playing my game, let everything come to me," he said. "Dont go out there and try to press and do things I normally dont do. Just play the game and have fun." Waiters says all the Cavs have to step it up with Irving sidelined. "Kyrie is the best player on the team," Waiters said. "But it gives other guys the chance to play and show coach things they can do. Weve got to pick it up. Everybody has to be together and play for each other. Thats the biggest thing losing a huge piece like that. We have to play the game, move the ball and have fun out there." Wholesale Jordans Free Shipping . -- The Minnesota Twins have granted relief pitcher Matt Guerrier his unconditional release, making the 35-year-old right-hander a free agent. Cheap Jordans Wholesale China . LOUIS -- The St. http://www.cheapjordansfastshipping.com/ . -- David Price didnt think he would be in Port Charlotte this spring. NEW YORK -- More than five weeks after getting the shocking diagnosis of a torn elbow ligament, New York Mets ace Matt Harvey gave in and agreed Friday to have surgery that will sideline him for the entire 2014 season. The 24-year-old right-hander, the National League starter in the All-Star game at Citi Field, had stubbornly said he could rehabilitate the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow and avoid surgery. But when Harvey met Friday with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, he agreed to be operated on this month by Dr. James Andrews. Alderson said that 15 months should be sufficient for Harvey to recover from Tommy John surgery and be ready for spring training in 2015. He estimated 85 to 90 per cent of pitchers recover from the operation. "Perhaps his initial, more emotional response to the injury and his sort of adamant desire to rehab was reconsidered over time," Alderson said. "I think after a period of time he just decided based on all the information that he had that this was a more sort of reasoned approach to the injury. As far as were concerned, at the team level I think we always assumed that at some point Matt would reach this conclusion. It wasnt an assumption but it was a presumption." Harvey was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament on Aug. 26 by Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek and Andrews concurred when he examined Harvey on Sept. 18. At the time, Harvey said, "I believe if I can rehab, Id rather bet on myself doingg the work to stay out of getting surgery than having the surgery. Cheap Air Jordans Fast Shipping. " The Mets said he did not plan to talk about his decision publicly until after the operation. Harvey spoke with Philadelphia pitcher Roy Halladay, who had a similar injury in 2006 but avoided surgery. Instead, he will follow the path of Washington ace Stephen Strasburg, who tore his ulnar collateral ligament in August 2010 and returned to the major leagues in September 2011. Alderson said he didnt attempt to persuade Harvey to have surgery. If Harvey had tried the rehab route and found out next spring that he needed surgery, he might have been sidelined through a significant part of 2015. "At some point, Matt just decided: Look, this thing may go and in the meantime, am I going to be comfortable enough throwing that I wont change my mechanics and perhaps injure my shoulder or some other part of my body?" Alderson said. The No. 7 pick of the 2010 amateur draft, Harvey went 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA and 191 strikeouts in 178 1-3 innings this year. Since making his big league debut in July 2012, he is 12-10 with a 2.39 ERA and 261 strikeouts in 237 2-3 innings. New York had counted on Harvey and Zack Wheeler, who made his debut this June, to form a 1-2 combination that would revitalize the team, which has not reached the playoffs since 2006 and not finished with a winning record since 2008. Alderson now has two spots to fill in a rotation that includes Jonathon Niese, Dillon Gee and Wheeler. ' ' '
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