CLEVELAND – Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving underwent successful oral surgery to remove his wisdom teeth (four) Wednesday. He will be re-evaluated daily and will return to court activity and play when cleared to do so in relation to his continued recovery process. His status will be updated as appropriate.

Usually, the Cavalier players we talk to in the Growing Up feature having been playing some sort of basketball from about the time right after they’ve learned to walk.

Not Micheal Eric.

The rugged reserve forward, who’s trying to lock down a position on the team’s frontcourt, didn’t start playing basketball until 2004, the same year that the guy he’s hoping to back up – Anderson Varejao – was drafted.

Which position has the most depth for the Cavaliers coming into the 2012-13 season?

- Floor Generals

Kyrie Irving spearheads this group, and as Cavs Nation saw this preseason, Donald Sloan and Jeremy Pargo are both willing and capable of running the second unit.

The Cavs have a brand new basketball court that will be ready for action when the team hits the floor for the 2012-13 home opener against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00 p.m. The new home court sports a fresh, updated look and an overall aesthetic of clean simplicity to showcase the action for Cavs fans watching the game live at The Q, at home or from their favorite gathering place.

Wrap-Up – The Cavaliers trailed the Pacers for much of the night but stayed within single-digits until a 14-4 run to start the fourth quarter put the game out of reach. Aside from rookie Tyler Zeller, who got his first start as a pro, Cleveland’s bigs – Anderson Varejao (5 PF), Tristan Thompson (5) and Samardo Samuels (4) – spent most of the night in foul trouble. Indiana shot almost 48 percent from the floor and had five players in double-figures to send the Wine and Gold to the 100-82 loss.