Will have to better handle contact at the next level
Summary: Irving has been as good as advertised since arriving at Duke in a similar way to what John Wall brought to the floor at Kentucky last season. Offensively, he can do it all and shows a tremendous skill set for a young point guard. He should be a one-and-done as he will be one of the top picks in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Player Comparison: Chris Paul. Irving really has a mixture of attributes of a lot of NBA point guards but can probably closely be compared to Chris Paul. Irving is further along as a scorer at this point of his career but is not the distributor that Paul has become. Either way, this high of a comparison backs up my thought that Irving can be an elite NBA point guard like CP3.
One I think you greatly underestimate the las vegas population and fans. Yes its known as a "tourist" city but it has had a steady increase in population and is still growing. Finally having a pro franchise, you will find real fans going to the games. Two, when Oakland sucked you could see how empty their stadium was so I don't want to hear any boo hooing over the Oakland area fans losing out.
The greater Las Vegas metro area has over 2 million in population not to mention all the die hard raiders fans who live in the greater Southern California region who will make the trip to Vegas as many have to Oakland. The Raiders are a national brand not a regional team. Fans will follow this team everywhere, even if Musk were to build a stadium on Mars
*MARCH UPDATE* WITH TRADES ** RD 4 NOW ADDED **
RD2,3, & 4 ORDER IS RANDOM for trades that usually happen.
Used draft-site`s approach as a general guide. Really like their ranking system as it uses a hi-low rubric to rank each player. Took several ranking sites and averaged out player rankings. Used my own rankings for players I feel were ranked much too low. Combine results update. F/A updates with a few players still looking for a new home. Will update as they sign with new teams.
Will see teams reach for QB & OT. No big trades announced yet.