“While he feels ’150 percent,’ Irving was told by docs his foot would take another 3 months to completely heal.”
If we were dawning on the regular start of the 2011 season then there may be cause for worry. However, since there does not seem to be any spark plug injecting into the talks between the Union and the league, Kyrie Irving’s toe can take all the time in the world.
His hopes of playing in any Vegas Pro League games may be shot, but at least when it comes time for life to reinvent itself in some form of the NBA, he will be ready and willing to accept any challenge thrown in his direction. That is unless that challenge includes being the primary scorer, distributor and defender for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Some Ohio fans may look at the kid as a God send, but it will take the most heavenly of miracles to create a one-man show out of him. What we saw in Duke may have set a viable precedent, or it may have picked the Cavaliers up to simply break them down. What are the expectations in Cleveland anyway?
Expectations for the first draft pick? Oh, that’s easy. The last time the Cavaliers had the first draft pick they brought on LeBron James. Of course Kyrie Irving can make that kind of dent in the system. That way of thinking is going to lift a lot of spirits only to demolish them soon thereafter.
Not saying that the Cavaliers will not experience some sort of boost from the rookie. However, let us remember the clean cut fact that Irving will be attempting to restore Cleveland as a rookie. Not that he will be alone on his journey, as rookie Tristan Thompson is coasting not too far along behind him. Still, he is not LeBron’s size, does not have LeBron power, and does not play the same position.
Following behind someone who made such a lethal impact on the organization will be hard enough without every single one of his first several games ending with an analyst creating some type of comparison where there should be none other than the two men shared a logo on their jerseys.