Links to the Present: February 9, 2012

February 9th, 2012 by Colin McGowan

“It was an impressive win over what is widely considered one of the Western Conference’s top four teams, a win that came without rookie point guard and leading scorer Kyrie Irving, a win that proved the Cavs understand you need to have guts to get any glory. A couple of hard fouls might not hurt, either.” [Sam Amico]

“This is a game we should have came in here and won. We obviosuly didn’t have the energy and that starts with me. It was as if we were the team that played last night – [the Cavs] came out and got us tonight.” [Chris Paul via WFNY]

“This is the summer where it’s imperative for GM Chris Grant to grab one thing and it’s not a big guy. It’s absolutely 100% critical that the Cleveland Cavaliers come away from the 2012 NBA Draft with a dominant wing player to put the franchise into the stages of becoming one of the best young groups in the league.” [John of Fear the Sword]

According to the articles I’ve scoured, Kyrie Irving is day-to-day after suffering a concussion in the fourth quarter of the Heat game on Tuesday night. I assume the Cavs will be cautious in bringing him back, and there’s no official timetable for his return.