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No .1 pick Kyrie Irving compared extensively to....Brandon Roy?

ESPN's David Thorpe breaks down Kyrie Irving's game, and compares him to Brandon Roy in several facets of his game. While understand his thinking, I personally don't see the connection "When watching Irving on tape, I see a player who looks like Brandon Roy with better natural playmaking skills. I mean the All-Star Roy with healthy knees, not the guy who is fighting his knees most nights and can't move anywhere close to the way he used to on every possession. A healthy Roy used his strong body, great balance and crafty ball-handling to create shots for himself and others. He was a solid perimeter shooter and a devastating mid-range guy, with a true talent for finishing in the paint but away from the rim"

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