Kyrie Irving: Why Cavaliers Need to Take Closer Look at Irving During Workout
Kyrie Irving Expected to Do One Workout with Cavaliers
Duke point guard Kyrie Irving is widely considered to be the top prospect in this year's draft, despite playing just 11 games as a freshman with the Blue Devils last season.
He's a pure point guard, is extremely quick, is a balanced player (showing vision with his passing and scoring ability), can penetrate to the hoop with the best of them and is a lockdown defender.
That enough for you?
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Apparently it is for Irving, who has decided to do just one workout with the Cleveland Cavaliers before the upcoming 2011 NBA Draft.
All indications are the Cavaliers are going to grab Irving and not look back.
But should they be more wary? After all, this guy hasn't shown us consistency in college due to an injury. Sure, he has all the tools to be a force in the NBA, but will he be worthy of the No. 1 selection.
In my mind, Irving is helped out by a weak overall draft class this year, and reservations we would normally have about him have been overshadowed by how he stacks up with the rest of the class.
To call him the next Chris Paul, as some are suggesting, is way off base when you haven't seen him put together a consistent game against strong competition.
In the little time we've seen Irving on the floor, he's flashed brilliance. But being a great player is more about flash. It's about being consistent, night in and night out.
The Cavaliers appear to have made their minds up already. But they need to look at Irving with a critical eye come the workouts. He has yet to prove anything.
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