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Kyrie's Great Rookie Year & The Future Of The Cavs

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Here's an interesting post-mortem on the Cavaliers and how Kyrie Irving did his freshman year. The future looks bright: they'll pick no worse than sixth in the draft and could of course win the lottery in which case they'd be able to pair Irving with Kentucky product Anthony Davis. Or they could end up with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who would be very different but also a great partner with Irving as Kidd-Gilchrist brings great chemistry and effort to every game.

They'll also have picks #24, 33 and 34.

The top picks generally include Davis, Thomas Robinson, Andre Drummond, Kidd-Gilchrist, Harrison Barnes, although we could see them either bundling the lower three picks in some fashion and maybe a later one to move up for a specific player.

For instance, Tyler Zeller could be a big help.

Whoever shows up next year, though, it's Kyrie's train and he'll be the conductor for as long as he wants it.

Our favorite thing though is that everyone keeps saying, well who knew he'd be this good?

Well, Duke fans did. We saw greatness when he was at Duke, albeit greatness limited by injury.

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