The presumed No. 1 draft pick this year, Kyrie Irving said Thursday he is having medical tests at the NBA combine but is missing out the on-court tests and drills. Odds.
The Duke star point guard said he is doing some medical treatments. He is still training around behind closed doors but not doing anything at the combine. Irving has been working out for two hours every day, agent Jeffrey Wechsler said. Irving probably will be picked by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who won the draft lottery on Tuesday and will pick first. Wechsler said Irving has no injury problems and is planning on “getting in the best shape possible.” He’s expected to visit teams before the June 23 draft. Scores.
Irving played in just 11 games as a freshmen with the Blue Devils. He was out of action for most of the season with a toe damage before coming back for the NCAA tournament. “I don’t have to wear the special shoe any more,” Irving said. “It’s just a precaution.”
Irving said he didn’t have any reservations about looking to the NBA after having his single season at Duke limited by injury.
“I came back for the NCAA tournament because one, I was ready and two, I just wanted to stop all the questions whether I was healthy and whether this toe injury was going to be a lingering effect on my career,” he said. “If I didn’t play in the NCAA tournament, I wouldn’t have come out. Las Vegas odds.
But I thought I was ready to come out here and I thought it was the best situation for me and my family.”
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