Cleveland Plain Dealer Cavs’ Insider Mary Schmitt Boyer reported NBA General Managers voted Cavs’ point guard, Kyrie Irving the second most likely player to have a breakout season in 2012-13.
Irving finished tied for second in the vote with San Antonio Spurs’ swingman, Kawhi Leonard. Golden State shooting guard, Klay Thompson finished first.
Thompson (15.3 PPG, 2.0 APG, 2.4 RPG) shot 41.4% from behind the arc last year, first among all rookies.
Leonard played 24 minutes a game for the Western Conference finalist Spurs, and started every game during their their franchise record 20 straight wins.
Irving was the 2011-12 Rookie of the Year, averaging 18.5 PPG, 5.4 APG, and 3.7 RPG.
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