Kyrie Irving: 10 Bold Predictions for Sensational Rookie's Stretch Run

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Kyrie Irving: 10 Bold Predictions for Sensational Rookie's Stretch Run
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In 2011, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Draft Lottery. Every time their new rookie star Kyrie Irving takes the court, they must feel like they keep hitting the jackpot.

Irving has been everything the Cavaliers could have hoped for when they selected him with the first overall pick in the most recent draft, and then some. He displays all of the strengths he was known for in college and high school, such as excellent shooting and ball-handling.

On top of those known strengths, Irving continues to surprise onlookers by excelling in areas which were question marks before he took the court for the first time in the NBA. Irving is extremely athletic, with tremendous body control as he drives to the hoop. He is extremely quick with the ball and is an outstanding passer.

Through the first part of the season, the Cavaliers surely must feel like they have their foundation to build upon in order to get back to being a contender in the NBA. Kyrie Irving plays the game like a crafty veteran; his leadership and phenomenal play set the tone for the rest of his teammates.

So what's next for Irving and the Cavaliers?

The following is a list of 10 predictions for Irving during the stretch run of the season.

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