Kyrie Irving could be a top-5 player by 2016(photo credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Team USA’s intrasquad scrimmage at the end of last month showcased the young stars in the league today, but no star shone as bright as Cleveland Cavalier’s Kyrie Irving.
With a game-high 23 points, Irving led Team White to a 128-106 victory over Anthony Davis and Team Blue. Not only did Kyrie run the team efficiently, but the manner in which he did was spectacular. He scored in every way imaginable, from tough finishes at the rim with contact to stroking the three with confidence. Everything he did was in rhythm; shooting jumpers without hesitation, using the screen, and finding the open man off the dribble both in transition and in the half court. Even his defense was on show, stepping it up after getting burned by Damien Lillard a few times in the first quarter.
Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller also participated in the Team USA scrimmage. Waiters had an underwhelming performance, sho...