If I wrote this article a year and a half ago, you would have called me crazy for saying that the Cleveland Cavaliers don't have a franchise player on their roster.
But here we are, a year and a half later. And the best player in the Cavs history, Lebron James, took his talents to South Beach and left the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise player-less. They did get some consolation from James' departure when they struck the No. 1 pick in the draft. Unfortunately for the Cavs, the 2011 NBA Draft was one of the weakest in the recent history.
Regardless, the Cavs took Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 overall pick. He's an intriguing player and certainly a solid point guard, but I just don't think he'll ever be a franchise player. He's got Mike Conley written all over him and there's little chance he can emerge as a top PG in a point guard heavy league that has the likes of Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Rajon Rondo, John Wall and etc.
Kyrie will be decent, but decent isn't good enough.
Current Best Player: Antawn Jamison