Kyrie Irving has undeniable talent. Some may argue that he is not a franchise player, and he may not even be a superstar in the making.
There is one thing no one can debate and that is he is a talented player who can perform when he needs to.
He is a leader and he is the kind of player that can take the game into his hands and finish it out as the clock is dying.
Irving was hurt for almost all of the season and did not have many chances to show this capability, but when he was called upon, he was there.
One performance that sticks out is his sweet sixteen performance against Arizona. Although the Blue Devils lost, Irving was one of the few players for them that really looked like he was involved in the game.
Irving went 9-for-15 from the floor, and more impressive then that, was his decision making during the game.
This is what proves that Coach K has instilled, a knowing-when-to-produce type of philosophy on Irving.
He is a more traditional point guard that sees the floor well and assesses all of the viable options on the play. He has the ability to pick out the right player and get the ball into the player’s hands that is going to be able to complete the play.
Irving also knows when he must complete the play himself.