Kyrie Irving plans on altering his game to reduce the amount of injuries he has suffered throughout his career.
Irving spent part of the offseason reviewing film and looking for ways to avoid hard falls.
"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."
Irving has missed an average of 14 regular season games per season.
Part of the reason for his long injury list is his willingness to attack the basket and finish in traffic, two areas at which he excels.
"I don't play above the rim. I'm not a lot faster than anyone else," Irving said. "I'm not going to stop trying to get to the basket. I don't want to stay away, but in terms of going in there every single time -- especially with the centers and power forwards we have -- I don't have to do it every single time."