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Irving wins ROY, gives Cavs reason to believe

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Kyrie Irving is just the beginning. Thats the Cavaliers hope, as they plan to build with and around the second NBA Rookie of the Year in franchise history. And what a great place to start. While a lot of folks look at the Cavs season as another failure, when Irving was healthy and at his best, they were in playoff contention -- right there with the considerably...

Kyrie Irving selected NBA's top rookie

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is the NBA's Rookie of the Year, winning the award with the same ease as he dribbled past defenders this season. Irving received 117 of 120 possible first-place votes from a nationwide media panel of 120 writers and broadcasters. Irving finished with 592 points, way ahead of Minnesota's Ricky Rubio (170) and Denver's Kenneth Faried (129)...

AP Source: Irving to be named NBA's top rookie

A person familiar with the voting says Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has been chosen the NBA's Rookie of the Year. Irving's selection isn't a surprise since he led all first-year players in scoring and renewed hope for Cleveland's franchise. He'll receive the award on Tuesday, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because...

Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving to be Named NBA Rookie of The Year

The Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Kyrie Irving to be named rookie of the year in the NBA. I am not surprised by the announcement at all. Irving had a great rookie season and I think people would be more surprised had he not been named as rookie of the year in the NBA. Irving could have even done better last season had he not missed games due to a shoulder injury. Irving played in 51...

Irving reportedly to be named top rookie

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will be named the NBA's Rookie of the Year this week, The Plain Dealer reported Sunday, citing sources. The 20-year-old, who was born in Melbourne, Australia, enjoyed a stellar first season in Cleveland where he averaged 18.5 points, 5.4 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game. Irving was the No. 1 pick in last year's NBA Draft, after leaving...

Kyrie Irving’s Rookie of the Year Award Hopefully Just the Beginning for the Cavaliers

People talk about the worst kept secrets all the time. I’m not sure if this counts as a secret necessarily, but in what should be a surprise to absolutely no one, news leaked Sunday that the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving is going to be named NBA Rookie of the Year. The official announcement isn’t going to come until Tuesday, and we can talk about Kyrie and what this award...

Kyrie Irving wins NBA rookie of the year

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving drove past defenders with ease all season. It was no different in voting for rookie of the year. Irving, who played beyond his years and above everyone's expectations including his own, was chosen the NBA's Rookie of the Year on Tuesday, winning an award he always believed was within reach. "It was a goal of...

Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving Wins NBA Rookie of Year Award

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is the NBA's Rookie of the Year, winning the award with the same ease as he dribbled past defenders this season. Irving received 117 of 120 possible first-place votes from a nationwide media panel of 120 writers and broadcasters. Irving finished with 592 points, way ahead of Minnesota's Ricky Rubio (170) and Denver's...

Report: Kyrie Irving to win rookie of the year

No upsets here. The Cleveland Cavaliers first year point guard, Kyrie irving, is set to be named the 2011-12 NBA rookie of the year. Kyrie was the #1 overall pick in last year’s draft. The Duke product averaged 18.5 points, 5.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds and just over a steal per game. The Cavs also saw a small rise in their win totals with Irving running the show in 2012. The NBA...

Reports: Irving to be named Rookie of the Year

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will be named the NBA's Rookie of the Year on Tuesday, according to multiple Monday morning reports. The news was first broken on Twitter by beat writer Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Cleveland Plain Dealer (@PDcavsinsider), who wrote that a press conference to announce the award will be held Tuesday morning at the Cavaliers' practice facility in...

Kyrie Irving will obviously be named the NBA's Rookie of the Year

Kyrie Irving exceeded expectations this season. People thought the number one overall pick out of Duke would be good this year, heading into this Lockout shortened season, but not this good. In only his first season he cemented his name amongst the list of the league's best point guards. Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, Rajon Rando, Deron Williams, Kyrie Irving; top...

Cavaliers Kyrie Irving Named NBA Rookie Of The Year

If the Cleveland Cavaliers needed any further validation that they selected the right player when they chose former Duke point guard Kyrie Irving with the first pick in the 2011 NBA Draft; they received it on Tuesday as “NBA.com” has reported that Irving was named the NBA Rookie Of The Year. The Cavaliers point guard dominated the voting as he received 117 out of 120 first...

While We’re Waiting… Kyrie, advanced stats and upgrading the offense

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. “Kyrie Irving is a special type of player—talented enough, young enough—who intermittently illuminates how inconsequential opinions about the NBA are in relation to...
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