Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 2/9/13
ESPN’s Chris Palmer sure thinks so. Kyrie Irving > Derrick Rose. Things done changed. — chris palmer (@ESPNChrisPalmer) February 9, 2013 Really feel like we’ve seen the last days where D-Rose is better than Kyrie. — chris palmer (@ESPNChrisPalmer) February 9, 2013   Not dissing D-Rose. Kyrie is just that good. You ain’t got League Pass? — chris palmer (@ESPNChrisPalmer) February 9, 2013   Those are some pretty bold statements, considering that Irving is only 90 games into his career and we haven’t seen Derrick Rose, the 2011 MVP, since he tore his knee during last season’s playoffs. Let’s take a look at Rose and Irving’s head-to-head matchups and see how they stack up to each other…. Oh, that’s right, Rose and Irving have never faced each other. Last year, Irving sat out the late season games against the Bulls due to tanking an illness and Rose hasn’t played at all this season (making Cleveland’s lopsided losses to the Bulls even more cringe worthy). I look forward to the day when these two Central Division All-Stars will face off. Both Rose and Irving were taken first overall in their respective drafts and both won Rookie of the Year. Rose is the better athlete while Irving is the better shooter, especially from long range (Rose is a career 31% from behind the arc, Irving sits at 41%). Rose hopes to return to the court some time after next weekends All-Star break, but there’s no set date. If the two 6-3, 190lb guards were to face off this season, their only chance would be later this month when the Cavs visit Chicago, on Tuesday, February 26th. [Related: Pros and Cons of Greg Oden]
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