Cavs News: Kyrie Irving to Join Team USA Minicamp

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Kyrie Irving has already been cleared to work out. Now it appears that Irving is ready to join Team USA.

The 23-year-old guard won’t be able to play so soon after knee surgery, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping Irving from showing his commitment to Team USA, according to Marc Stein of ESPN:

The Cleveland Cavaliers veteran played and started on Team USA during the FIBA World Cup last year. It would seem Irving is intent on playing for the team during the Olympics in the summer of 2016. It is likely that teammates LeBron James and Kevin Love will also be on Team USA next summer, so it makes even more sense for Irving to show his commitment during the upcoming mini-camp.

The five-year veteran has not played since suffering a fractured left knee cap in Game 1 of the NBA Finals which resulted in surgery. He is coming off a season in which he was named to the All-NBA Third Team.

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D.J. Siddiqi is a staff writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has followed the NBA passionately since the 90's and has taken a keen interest in following LeBron James' career since he was drafted with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 draft. Once a critic of LeBron, DJ has grown to admire James as he has evolved from 18-year-old phenom to a four-time MVP and two-time NBA Champion. He looks forward to bringing his knowledge of the game to Cavaliers Nation.