NBA Draft 2011: Why Cleveland Cavaliers Need to Make Kyrie Irving the Top Pick
Cleveland Cavalier Fans Need to Realize That Kyrie Irving has to be the Top Pick in the 2011 NBA Draft
How many times have you heard an expert say that the NBA is a point guard league? That statement cannot be overstated. The truth is the NBA has made rule changes to help point guards and great point guards often succeed.
Next Thursday, two young point guards will be in the top four picks. Kyrie Irving and Brandon Knight are both terrific young talents. The Cleveland Cavaliers control the first and fourth picks and is likely to take one of them. If you listen to most major networks, it is to be understood that the Cavs have circled the wagons on Irving and will make him the first pick. That is exactly the right pick for the organization.
Brandon Knight has shown the skills and athleticism to play in the NBA, but he is not Irving. Irving is a great shooter, passer, and has the best floor vision as any point guard to ever come into the NBA. Point guards have to be leaders. If you don't think Irving is a leader then you didn't watch many Duke games. In the opening games, it was clearly noticeable that an older Duke squad stepped aside for Irving to lead the way.
If you question his talents then think about the fact that coach K rarely recruits "one and done" talents. He had no problems recruiting Kyrie Irving and then starting him right away. Who am I to argue with the brilliant basketball mind of Mike Kryzewski?
Irving is going to be in wine and gold next year and it will be something that Cavalier fans need to see. He is the leader and team player that they wanted a certain someone to be all those years. He is also a community driven young man. That will fit well in a town where the Browns, Cavs, and Indians players watch one another play, almost on a nightly basis.
The Browns have Joe Haden and Josh Cribbs. The Indians have Asdrubal Cabrera and a slew of young talent. Now, the Cavs will have Kyrie Irving.
That is the icon the city wants and the Cavaliers desperately need.
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