INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is planning to alter his game in an attempt to reduce the injuries that so far have been a defining part of his career.
Recovering from a broken kneecap suffered during the NBA Finals, Irving said Monday that he spent part of the offseason reviewing film and looking for ways to avoid the hard falls that have contributed to a string of injuries over the first four years of his career.
“For me it’s about … staying off the floor a little bit more,” Irving said. “It’s how can I be better in terms of avoiding injuries going to the basket and falling on the floor. I enjoy finishing around the big men, but honestly I’m trying to stay off the floor. I’m trying to get better in that aspect.”