Kyrie Irving (finger) will practice on Monday and is expected to play on Tuesday against the Lakers.
Barring any setbacks, Irving will be in the starting lineup against the Lakers. Irving last played November 18, so his return comes about a week prior to his one month timetable. Jeremy Pargo loses his fantasy appeal with Irving's return, while Dion Waiters (ankle) will do less on-ball work when healthy. Irving is averaging 22.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.8 3-pointers.