Through his first five years in the league, Kyrie Irving has established himself as one of the premier point guards in the league. He has taken his level of production up a notch this season. In light of that, his recent performance against the Detroit Pistons has put him in some elite company.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) November 20, 2016
Although it was just one performance, it just goes to show the continued progression in Irving’s game. He won’t be among the top players in the league in assists, but he has shown the capability of being an effective passer. However, Irving has come into his own as a highly talented score-first point guard that is averaging a career-high 24.0 points this season.
If the Cavaliers continue to dominate the Eastern Conference, he could become a serious candidate for the MVP award. He has scored at least 20 points in all but two games this season and that trend could very well become the norm. The fact that he joined John Stockton in that rare category just goes to show the type of talent he is.