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Cavaliers Training Camp 2011: Byron Scott Ready To Mentor Rookie Kyrie Irving

Rookies Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers just in time to start training camp on Friday as the Cavs prepare to begin building around the youth on their roster. Fear The Sword has details on rookie contracts.

Veteran point guard Baron Davis remains on the roster technically and was in the gym when the Cavs opened up training camp on Friday, but is not expected to suit up for the Cavaliers this season nor play the role of mentor for the young Irving as he gets his feet wet in the NBA. That's just fine with head coach Byron Scott because he'd prefer to leave Irving's career guidance to someone with a little more experience -- himself.

"To be honest with you, you know who the best mentor for Kyrie is? You are looking at him," Scott said.

'"I have had that situation with Chris Paul [in New Orleans] as well. I don't want to sound cocky guys, but you are looking at him. I'm the best . . . but in that sense as well, we have a lot of good veterans on this team that will help him."

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