Originally written on Stepien Rules  |  Last updated 11/12/14
No. 2: Will Cavs young backcourt be as good as we want them to be? Mike Brown is asking Kyrie Irving to play defense and by all accounts, Irving is more than willing to get his hands dirty. If this team is going to defend their way to the playoffs, a lot of that burden is going to be on Irving and his backcourt buddy, Dion Waiters. Both of these guys excel with the ball in their hands, that goes without question. Last season, Waiters struggled early when he was trying to figure out how to play off the ball. But Irving is obviously the unequivocal leader on this team and he has to be the guy setting up the offense. Once the season wore on, Waiters became increasingly comfortable off the ball, something that will continue to help Irving immensely.  As a rookie last season, Waiters showed up for camp in terrible shape, looking slow and sloppy. It was just the opposite this camp. He came in great shape and his preseason went well. His jumper looked good and he w...
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