Links to the Present: December 16, 2011

December 16th, 2011 by Colin McGowan

“I think [Irving]‘s ready. I think he can definitely play. But if I’m ready to give him the ball?¬†When will I know? Probably Dec. 25. I’ll let you know on the 26th.” [Byron Scott via Mary Schmitt Boyer on the possibility of Kyrie Irving being the team's starting PG]

“I really don’t have this attitude where I need to start. I think my play will continue to dictate that as we continue to go through training camp. Hopefully, I’ll be a starter, but if not, I’ll bring energy off the bench. So we’ll see how it goes.” [Kyrie Irving]

Kyrie also has “mixed emotions” about the Baron Davis move, according to Bob Finnan.

Fear the Sword has a preview of tonight’s preseason tilt against the Pistons.

TD over at WFNY examines whether or not Dan Gilbert has an image problem.

On the Twitters

“Gilbert on when Cleveland wins a championship: ‘It will be one big-ass party, my friend.'” [Scott Sargent]

“Unrealistic expectations of Tristan Thompson by fans and media alike. Will take him years to learn how to play on the offensive side.” [realcavsfans]