Rookie Stats Per Game: 18.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 21.4 PER, 30.5 minutes
As good as some of the other players on this list have been, it's Irving who owns the Cavaliers' greatest rookie season.
Harper, Carr and Daugherty all had great first seasons, but none were even named NBA Rookie of the Year like Irving was.
When comparing Irving and fellow ROY James, the initial statistics can be misleading.
For one, James averaged nine minutes more per game than Irving, which makes the numbers a little biased. Based off of per-36 minute stats, Irving actually had more points (21.8 to 19.1) and assists (6.4 to 5.4) than James.
Irving was also more efficient during his season (21.4 to 18.3 PER) and was the better shooter from all areas of the court (.469/.399/.872 to .417/.290/.754).
Irving truly had a rookie season for the ages, and he continues to only get better.