The Cleveland Cavaliers spent the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft two years ago on G Kyrie Irving out of Duke, and this year, he is really starting to pay some dividends for the club. He isn’t eligible for the scoring title at this point thanks to the fact that he missed 11 games with a hand injury, but he is averaging 23.5 points and 5.6 assists per game for the Cavs.
Irving has put up at least 30 points in three out of last four games, and he is starting to become a truly lethal shooter. In that stretch, the second year man has helped Cleveland in its quest to win more games with a .493 shooting percentage.
For a season that has otherwise stunk with just a 9-28 record, at least Cavaliers fans can rest assured, knowing that they have a new face to their franchise that should carry them into the future.