Infinite Llamas wrote: bmurph128 wrote:
C'mon man. I'm good with Lowry and Wall ahead of Kyrie, but that's it.
What exactly does Irving do better than Isaiah?? Isaiah is the better passer, turns it over less, gets to the foul line more, shoots better. Isaiah does not have the luxury of playing next to an all-time great. Irving never would have even sniffed the postseason if it wasn't for lebron showing up. Guys like Isaiah, Wall and Walker have to lead their teams every night because if they don't, there's a good chance their team will lose.
Kyrie plays much better defense in the playoffs than IT is even capable of. There's a difference between not trying and not being capable. If you look at regular season alone - particularly this season - Kyrie looks bad because the entire Cavs team looks bad in general.
To your points though - yes, playing LeBron does make Kyrie better. But it's also limiting when you have to adapt your game to fit next to an all time great player.
We see these one off great seasons all the time. Stevens is an excellent coach that gets the most out of his players. IT is having a better year this year than Kyrie, but that would be a first. I need to see this again from him, and if we meet in the playoffs, I would actually have to see him hold his own against Kyrie. But I'm pretty sure he will get destroyed.