Will Kyrie Irving-Dion Waiters Duo Use All-Star Heroics For Cleveland Cavaliers' Playoff Push?

By kennethbrown
Kim Klement- USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers have invested a lot of faith in their backcourt pairing of Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, but it hasn’t quite worked out as well as they’d envisioned. Will their stunning performances in their respective games this weekend lead to more confidence and better form for the team, and could it lead to a possible playoff push?

Both Dion and Kyrie have obvious talent and often put on electric performances for the Cavaliers, but they rarely seem to connect as a pair and their magical moments never seem to lead to team success. The two youngsters proving themselves against the biggest stars in the game has led to a different outlook for the pair.

The duo knows they’re talented, but it’s time to use this as the push that the team has needed for the last 16 months. If the two burgeoning stars can find performances like these and the consistency needed, they should propel their team to a late playoff push. The Cavaliers entered the All-Star break on a high, and with the added All-Star positivity for their stars, it looks like they could have a superb finish to the season.

With a young, dynamic duo in Waiters and Irving, the Cavaliers have added the right tools in their rebuilding efforts, but it’s now about building from this and becoming the team they desperately want to be. There had been suggestions that Waiters would be traded before the deadline this week, but the events of the All-Star weekend makes it look like an impossible move to make.

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