It's time to start selling hope.....21 wins last year would have been 3rd worst, bringing in a 3rd pick. In only 6 months, they can be pushing hope, of a high pick to fill a specific need....not a project, but a player. One more important piece to the young core. For my money, it is this man....
Some may call him another Chris Paul...maybe a bit much, but anything even close and this team is instantly better.
Kyrie Irving | NBADraft.net
Kyrie Irving Mix @ 2010 Nike Hoop Summit - BALL IS LIFE
3) Kyrie Irving — Duke — Freshman — PG/SG
A one-and-done Duke player on Coach K’s watch?! What in the name of Luol Deng is going on?! Kyrie Irving is a crazy athletic, blazing fast combo guard with mad handle who isn’t expected to stay in Durham for very long. He can knock down outside jumpers and use his dribbling skills to beat his man to the hole. And the already fundamentally sound jersey native will only improve in that area playing at Duke.
3. Irving has a great body and good size at 6-2. Offensively, he's as skilled and versatile as you can expect from a player his age. He's a very good athlete who can get to the basket in a variety of ways and is particularly effective in the pick-and-roll.
Irving has a nice stroke from the perimeter and made a number of shots from outside (both with his feet set and off the dribble) over the course of the week. Perhaps most impressive is the way he competes on the defensive end, though. He takes great pride in his work on this end of the floor, showing great fundamentals, a high effort level and terrific smarts. He gets right up in his man's grill and locks him down. Even when his team was up by a huge margin, he was still out there getting after it on every possession—he even attempted to take charges.
The other hope is for Colangelo to flip the expirings and/or Jose and/or the TPE for a capable, not over the hill centre.
Put the 2 together and I think this team is back in the playoffs with a young, up and coming team.
Who wants some? Step right up and buy some hope!