Cleveland Cavaliers' Potential "Big Three" Will Dominate

By Kareem Gantt
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
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For all of the praise we have leaped on the Miami Heat‘s previous ‘big three,’ nothing can prepare the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ version.

Of course, LeBron James is the man that will make it all go, but the other two cogs in the wheel will play a much bigger role than Chris Bosh and Dywane Wade ever played. Kyrie Irving will really benefit from playing alongside James. He is already an All-NBA talent, and his offensive skill has few peers at the point guard position. James will teach Irving how to hone that skill by playing winning basketball, and once he masters it, Irving could very well be among the top three point guards in the league.

The potential third wheel in this new incarnation of the “big three” will be Kevin Love. Love is a monster on the offensive end. He is a rare breed that can kill opponents in the paint and from the outside. Love is also a monster on the glass, as he is essentially a 20-10 threat every night. One aspect of his game that gets little attention is his passing. Love is also a great passing big man. All of this will ease the heavy burden on James, who towards the end of his Miami tenure had to essentially do everything because Wade was breaking down and Bosh got too comfortable in his third man role.

This is the main reason why James was so eager to come back home. His new wing men are younger and offensively sharper than his Miami wing men. And I won’t even get to the rest of the team, which is remarkably deeper than any team he has ever had in Miami.

All in all, this version of the “big three” will dominate the NBA for years to come and could make championship parades in downtown Cleveland a yearly event.

Kareem Gantt covers the NBA for Rant Sports. For more from this author, ‘follow’ him on Twitter, ‘like’ him on Facebook, and ‘add’ him to your network on Google

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