Irving is not that quick, but he is considered the lone can’t-miss player in the draft — provided the toe injury that sidelined him for most of Duke’s games does not recur. Evidence in the NCAA Tournament was that Irving was just fine. So the Cavs’ rebuilding moves at a pace that, if not quite up to that of the very quickest point guards, is still rapidly accelerated.
I will concede that I was not excited about winning the lottery. I was pleased, but the 48 points Dirk dropped on OKC filled me with more excitement than the prospect of landing Kyrie Irving does. (Those contested jumpers!) This Livingston column reminds me that I’m being sorta silly; Cleveland fans should be enjoying their newfound hope.