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2011 NBA Mock Draft: Kyrie Irving A Near Unanimous First Overall Pick For Cavs

Ever since the Cavs won the first overall pick in the NBA Draft lottery last week (are we done celebrating from that yet?) Mock Drafts have been pouring in, giving their opinion about who they think the Cavs will take with the first overall pick. Normally people on the Internet don't really get along, but in this instance, everyone seems to be in agreement; Kyrie Irving has to be the guy.

If you've never been to D.C. Pro Sports Report, you need to check it out, particularly their Mock Draft databases. They compile all of the Mocks you can find around the Internet, and update it pretty regularly to reflect the general consensus. According to them, 96% of the Mocks they round up have Irving going first overall.

There's a reason that everyone has the Cavs taking Irving, and that's because it makes too much sense not to happen. In a extremely relatively weak Draft class, Irving probably has the best potential to become an elite player. He isn't going to be "He who shall remain nameless" but he will be a solid player that the Cavs can build around, at the most important position on the floor. You can't always get a superstar with the top overall pick, but if you can take someone as solid as Irving, it has to be considered a win.

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