Just like last season, ESPN has been unveiling its analyst rankings of every player in the NBA in an series called #NBARank.
Last season, the Cavs were horribly represented in the post-LeBron aftermath since there was such little talent remaining. One question mark of the series was where to place rookie Kyrie Irving, who famously played just 11 games at Duke in his one year of college.
Well, this year, Irving jumped up 118 spots all the way to No. 22, easily the highest for a Cleveland player and for a member of his draft class.
It’s quite fun to see the Cavs being well-represented in this series and to see the excitement surrounding Irving. ESPN’s Chris Palmer also tweeted about how he’ll be putting Kyrie in the top 10 in just two years.