Irving No Starter Yet

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2011

According to an article in today’s Beacon Journal, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott isn’t ready to name Kyrie Irving his starting point guard. This isn’t too say anything bad about Irving, he’s perfectly happy with him but also happy with Ramon Sessions. Basically, he just wants to see a little more from both before making a decision. It’s what a coach has to do after losing his starter, Baron Davis just days into camp.

“We’ve got two young guys at the position that we feel very good about,” Scott said. “Practices have been great. We’ll have another practice [today] before the game, then I’ll make a decision on who I’m going to start.” (Jason Lloyd – Beacon Journal)

The Cavs season starts on December 26th and I’ve got no doubt in my mind that he’ll be the starter. I don’t see how the Cavaliers could do anything different, I mean really Irving was the number one pick in the 2011 Draft. The teams “reward” for losing out on LeBron James, if you could call it that.

While I expect Irving to be the starter with Baron gone, I do think the loss will negatively effect him. Davis could have been a great mentor. Remember Kyrie is still only 19 he’s got a lot to learn, off the court and on it. Irving did say he wishes Baron was around but I’m not sure if that’s just him playing nice.

“I really wish Baron could’ve continued with the organization, but it was an organizational decision and had nothing to do with me or where I am as a player,” Irving said Thursday. “Either way, I would’ve had to earn my position here. That’s kind of the attitude and mentality I was coming in with, just to earn my spot and prove to coach Scott and my teammates I can play on this level.”(Jason Lloyd – Beacon Journal)

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