It seems to come around quicker each season, but the All-Star rosters, as voted for by the fans, have just been decided. The Cleveland Cavaliers can take pride knowing their main man, Kyrie Irving, received 860,221 votes to become an All-Star starter. The game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16 in New Orleans, and Kyrie will be looking to build on his All-Star heroics from last season. Has he improved, and does he deserve his place on the All-Star roster?
He is averaging 21.7 points and 6.1 assists per game in a fairly impressive season. In his third NBA campaign he has shown the maturity required and the ability to take his leadership skills to the next level. He’s still incredibly young, but he often plays like a proven veteran. That’s a scary thought for all of his opponents. Whilst becoming one of the NBA’s elite point guards he has worked hard to develop his already impressive offensive skills, but you could argue that he is lacking on the defensive end. One thing is for sure; Kyrie, like all great players, will continue to work hard with every given second until he eradicates certain weaknesses.
The Cavaliers have had a season of mixed fortunes, but one positive they can surely take is the fact that they have a talented, in demand point guard to call their own for the next few seasons. With the Cavaliers starting to make their intent to improve clear to the league, it’s easy to see Kyrie continuing his development and becoming an All-Star guarantee in future seasons.