NBA Draft 2011: Why NBA Teams Should Be Weary of Kyrie Irving
NBA Draft 2011 raises red flags about Duke freshman sensation
The book on Kyrie Irving is…well, it’s tough to say. In less than 15 college appearances it’s an incomplete chapter the he enters the NBA draft on.
While there are some scouts, especially those of the Cavaliers, Jazz and Timberwolves, who were hoping to get a look at the possible No. 1 pick, they will have to wait to see it on the court.
After the draft.
According to the AP, Irving’s agent has said that while his client will take part in the medical tests, he’s not taking part in any on-court drills or tests.
If these sorts of actions don’t put doubt into the minds of NBA teams, I’m not sure what will.
Dan Gilbert, who is reportedly head over heels with Derrick Williams, may have to stick with his gut and steer clear of Irving.
It’s not as if Irving has “bust” written all over him. He’s going to be a decent player we think. But we would know more if we could watch him in drills. It screams that either he’s afraid to show his toe, or that he’s afraid that he’s not equipped to perform well in these drills.
Yes, the drills have been skipped by stars in the past, but normally it’s been due to injury or because there was no doubt in just how good they really are.
For a guy like Irving, who is a nice kid and claims to be a hard worker, you would think he’d work harder to impress these scouts.
He’s got to be raising some concerns.
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