Cleveland Cavaliers fans need not fear. Stud point guard Kyrie Irving has said he will not leave the team like LeBron James did back in the day. Irving was asked this by a young fan recently. I noticed it recently on twitter and that is a pretty good response from the young guard.
Irving: I Won’t Leave Cleveland Like LeBron: When LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat… http://t.co/bP4FxkoVj5
— HOOPSWORLD (@HOOPSWORLD) October 10, 2013
The Cavs are rocking a lot of Canadians in the rotation this year, but it will be interesting to see if this looks like a playoff team early on. It will take production from some young players to make it happe, and something tells me Tyler Zeller’s Krispy Kreme diet will come back to haunt him later this year. Who knows though? Maybe his new nickname can be the Big White Donut.
Irving will continue to develop into a better player, but the only question about him has to do with injuries. Can he stay injury free for a whole year? That remains to be seen, but it is something to hoped for to be sure.
It is a joy to hear the Cleveland fans will not have to suffer another heartbreak, but have my doubts whether they are ready to be an eilte team in a suddenly crowded Eastern conference. It will take probably 45 wins this year to make the playoffs, and cannot see the Cavs extending beyond 40.