NBA Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers Commit to Selecting Duke's Kyrie Irving
Cleveland Cavaliers To Take Kyrie Irving 1st Overall In 2011 NBA Draft
According to sources close to the Cleveland, the Cavs are 100 percent committed to selected Kyrie Irving with the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Irving has been the consensus No. 1 pick well before the Cavaliers even won the lottery. He averaged 17.5 points and 4.3 assists while shooting an insane 46.2 percent from downtown.
He's not the same type of player the last two point guards who went first overall in Derrick Rose and John Wall, not even close.
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Rose and Wall came out of college as poor shooters from three-point land. They instead use previously unseen athleticism to penetrate defenses with the greatest of ease. Both also love to play above the rim.
Irving is a quality athlete, but he's not on the same level as Rose and Wall. He makes up for it though with shooting ability those two can only dream of. One common NBA comparison for Irving has been Gilbert Arenas.
If Irving turns out to be the next Arenas, hopefully the Cavs got the part that shoots lights out from beyond the arc, not with a hand gun in the locker room.
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