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Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving
Position: G
Born: 03/23/92
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $16,407,500
Later Wednesday, Scott further critiqued Russell by saying the former Ohio State standout is not as mature as other top-flight rookie point guards Scott coached, such as Kyrie Irving in Cleveland and Chris Paul in New Orleans. “[Irving] was just a little bit more mature,” Scott said. “At 19, he was a little bit more businesslike at practice and games. D’Angelo still has a playfulness about him. Sometimes in practice he’s joking around and losing a little bit of focus. But he’s 19. I understand that. Chris Paul was probably like 23 years old by the time he came into the league in his mental capacity. But like I said, each point guard, each guy I have, is different.”
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Irving, however, conceded he reverts to dribbling too much and taking it upon himself to create something when teammates start missing shots. It was a rather honest assessment from a guard who has been accused of dribbling too much at times this season. “I’m trying to throw it weak side and guys are getting good shots, but we just didn’t hit them,” Irving said. “So when that happens, I take it upon myself sometimes just to go and be aggressive and go to the rim. It was working for a little bit but as it gets down to the gritty, to the grind time, we just got to find those continuity plays that we can go to.”
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have been invigorated over the last week following game plan changes by new coach Tyronn Lue, but it hasn’t been the only event that’s positively affected the team. Following a meeting called by general manager David Griffin to inform the team coach David Blatt had been fired, Cavs players held an extended and spirited players-only meeting, sources told ESPN.com. It turned into an airing of grievances for players including stars LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving but eventually led to an agreement that has been a basis for the Cavs recent strong play.