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    Default Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

    I think this is a tough question to answer, because these things aren't in a vacuum, but if you had an expansion franchise, and the option of choosing 1 player to start your team with, who do you choose?

    I think there are very good arguments that can be made for both.

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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

    I love Paul George, but really? Maybe it's just me, but I would take Kyrie without question.

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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

    This is tough, I love Kyrie, earlier this season I expressed he may be my favorite young player to watch in the NBA. But historically big time wings win more than big time point guards. Paul has physical gifts that Kyrie will never have.

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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

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    This is tough, I love Kyrie, earlier this season I expressed he may be my favorite young player to watch in the NBA. But historically big time wings win more than big time point guards. Paul has physical gifts that Kyrie will never have.
    I agree with this in a lot of ways, but I don't know if PG would be the winged player I start my franchise with. (Don't kill me for saying that! lol). quite frankly my dream would be to just have them both on the same team

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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

    That is a really tough question. Both are very, very good right now and are going to be great.

    But I guess since I think the point guard is the most important position on the floor, I might go with Kyrie. And yet if you have a wing player thaT creates the offense, maybe you don't need the point guard, so maybe I'd take George.

    The only answer I would disagree with is the "that's easy, I'll take......"

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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

    Kyrie is the 1 not all-world guy (yet) that I would trade PG for, and even then I would be really nervous.
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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

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    That is a really tough question. Both are very, very good right now and are going to be great.

    But I guess since I think the point guard is the most important position on the floor, I might go with Kyrie. And yet if you have a wing player thaT creates the offense, maybe you don't need the point guard, so maybe I'd take George.

    I think a month agao I would have answered differently. But Paul has shown the ability recently to be the creator in the offense. Heck, Spo was running Lebron's sets for Paul in the 4th quarter last ngiht. Getting him the ball off a screen and having him go to the hoop with the option to kick to a shooter in the corner (Kyrie) or try and finish himself.

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    I absolutely love PG, but I think Irving is the next generations top player, he's a very special talent. He's marketable, too... Uncle Drew is some good stuff.
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    I do love Uncle Drew. Best commercial in a long time.

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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

    I think the best argument for choosing Paul George is Lebron James. In my opinion, Kyrie is the better, more exciting player.

    But he can't guard Lebron James.

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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

    I'm taking Kyrie, but like I mentioned in the other thread these two guys are both going to be superstars.

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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

    Last point guard to be the true superstar of a title winning team? Isaiah? I mean we talk titles on here so often. Can a guy be "Batman". The wing has produced way more Batmans.

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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

    Also, I know our team is better than Cleveland, but we are not 32-21 without Paul george doing Paul George-y things so far this year. And Cleveland is currently 16-37.

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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

    Kyrie had a far better All Star weekend, but I'd rather have Paul on my team if that's the point of this thread
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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

    So if Cleveland called up the Pacers and said Kyrie for Paul, you guys are all doing it huh? I don't think anyone can accuse PD of being homers anymore.

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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

    How can you NOT go with Kyrie?

    I mean I understand that he "can't guard Lebron" but it's not like Paul is causing Lebron to shoot under 50% either. NOBODY can stop Lebron, so to me that's irrelevant.

    If I'm starting a franchise I'm taking the 20 year old Irving, and trying to surround him with some talent.

    He's already got a great handle, has shown the ability to be clutch, can shoot, can drive, can pass, has size..you could go on and on. But the fact that he's already this good and is 2 years younger than the "still coming into his own" Paul George is another selling point.

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    Who's a better talent and player? Kyrie Irving, no question. Not to say that won't change.

    Who do you a better chance to win with? Paul George
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    We'll know the answer in two years. I think Kyrie is better now but he's too injury prone. In two years we'll know if Kyrie has injury problems and whether or not Paul will have continued his upward growth.

    I'm nervous about Brian Shaw not being around. I'm not around the team, but he seems to be a great mentor in helping Paul figure out how to get to the next level.

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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

    Paul has 16 double doubles and his trip dub this year.

    Kyrie has 2 double doubles.

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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

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    How can you NOT go with Kyrie?

    I mean I understand that he "can't guard Lebron" but it's not like Paul is causing Lebron to shoot under 50% either. NOBODY can stop Lebron, so to me that's irrelevant.

    If I'm starting a franchise I'm taking the 20 year old Irving, and trying to surround him with some talent.

    He's already got a great handle, has shown the ability to be clutch, can shoot, can drive, can pass, has size..you could go on and on. But the fact that he's already this good and is 2 years younger than the "still coming into his own" Paul George is another selling point.
    I will say this though--Kyrie is a tad injury prone, whereas Paul has been healthy so far throughout his career. That's something you can't take for granted

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    Yea, my ONLY concern with Kyrie is his injury history. That to me is the only real determinant long-term. I guess another few years will give us a better idea of Kyrie's durability. Body aside, though, he's on a different level, talent-wise.
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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

    Last night, Spo benched Kyrie for Paul. Bosh was benched for Noah....would be interesting to see his take on this.

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    Paul has 16 double doubles and his trip dub this year.

    Kyrie has 2 double doubles.
    Let me ask you; and you may have already said....

    Do you think Paul George is better than Kyrie Irving?

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    Default Re: Best Young All-Star: PG or Kyrie?

    Cleveland ain't got a healthy big, a David West or a Danny waiting to come back from injury. They've got a Stephenson(Waiters, who has his own "he's a point" fans on their board") and that's about it. Luke Walton was their locker room vet prior to signing Shaun Livingston. Talk about a young team.

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    Let me ask you; and you may have already said....

    Do you think Paul George is better than Kyrie Irving?
    Right now? yes.

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