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Kyrie Irving Will Start For Cavaliers Vs. Toronto Raptors, According To Report

Kyrie Irving has been named the Cleveland Cavaliers starting point guard after head coach Byron Scott had previously hemmed and hawed between his rookie draft pick and veteran guard Ramon Sessions. Irving was the first overall pick in this year's NBA draft.

Scott decided to name Irving the team's starting point guard on Monday morning, according to the Akron Journal Beacon's Jason Lloyd. Scott told the media that he talked to Sessions about the decision while his only explanation to Irving was to hand him a red jersey -- the color starters wear for the Cavs.

"I don't have to tell him anything," Scott said, according to Lloyd, regarding his decision to explain just giving Irving the red jersey. Scott said he likes Sessions' veteran presence off the bench and wants Irving to keep getting better on defense, saying he thinks being around good defensive communicators like Jamison and Anthony Parker will help with that.

The Cavs will tip off at 7 p.m. for their game against the Toronto Raptors.

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