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Kyrie Irving or Ricky Rubio?

Kyrie Irving or Ricky Rubio, who would you take and who has the higher ceiling?


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I always thought that Rubio

I always thought that Rubio would be the equal or the better of John Wall as both were trading places at the top of numerous mocks going back a few years. So I'll stick with him at the moment but no disrespect to Irving.

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Irving..it's just my opinion

Irving..it's just my opinion but it't not that close actually..and i am from Europe btw

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Its Irving he shows way more

Its Irving he shows way more potential to me than Rubio does

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Irving...and its not even

Irving...and its not even close.

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To you people saying "NOT

To you people saying "NOT EVEN CLOSE" have you seen any of Rubio's game since the World Championships? I have, he's improved on defense and he's a even better point guard. He's gonna be good when he comes to the NBA.

Irving, I love his game as well.

I'm calling a draw

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I still think Rubio is a

I still think Rubio is a slightly more proven commodity, being that he is a professional in Europe and has been for quite some time. He also seems to do a decent job playing in a half court setting against favorably zone defenses at the highest level.

That being said, I'd still probably take Kyrie Irving, although him being out for the rest of the season would mean that he'd miss out on the higher exposure games against the bigger teams at the end of the college season.

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have i seen his games? yes,

have i seen his games? yes, and ive done much more than watching half a game on NBA tv and saying "that guy looked good"

First off, he hasnt even shown any interest in coming to america, so thats an immediate red flag. He is a REALLY REALLY REALLY good passer. But, the rest of his game is just way too incomplete.

Just look at his numbers in europe and defend him as an NBA player. He isnt even averaging 7 PPG, last year he averaged 4 assists PG and shot 37% from the field.This season, he is averaging 4 assists and shooting 31% from the field.

LOOK AT THOSE SHOOTING NUMBERS. If you are going to be that horrible of a scorer, you better be an elite passer and defender. He is not both.

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Lol Knicksboy

No offense, but I've read a lot about Rubio. And if you think Rondo's shooting woes are something to fear, Rubio is atrocious. And i have come to find out...HE'S REGRESSED! I was high on Rubio, and when I thought that he might end up on some team like the Kings I started to think he's a perfect fit. Then I come to find out he doesn't cut his own steak, he whines about not wanting to play for teams, and he's been less than stellar since he's been away from the T-wolves who could really use his help. But anyway back to his overall game.

I think he'll be a tremendous passer, and an okay defender. But has nowhere near the potential Irving has. Athletically Irving has him beat, as for court vision, I can't tell, Irving hasen't played all that much. But what I can tell you is that Irving will be contributing faster than Rubio ever will. I'm sorry, I was high on the kid at one time or another as well. And I believe that while shooting is only one aspect of making a PG great, I have to admit you always want your PG to be a deep threat. It stretches the defense. Lol the funnything is. I've seen more potential from Irving in his short stint of games in college than I have Rubio in the last two years. Just saying...

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Shooting wise, yes. He will

Shooting wise, yes. He will be a issue. However, Rubio won't be scoring alot in the NBA. He will be a J-Kidd type guy where he leads the team as a playmaker. I think once he gets a NBA shooting coach, he will be alright.

Can we remember he's only 20?

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To this day i say Rubio going

To this day i say Rubio going pro so early and never playing with his own age group again hurt his confidence and development on offense

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Kinda hard to know which

Kinda hard to know which since one is playing in europe against pros and a different type game while the other played half a college season

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Im going Rubio. The NBA will

Im going Rubio. The NBA will suit his style of play and allow him to showcase his talents.

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irving

I take irving all day he is the complete package he can dribble pass and shoot and rubio is more of just a passer. The way the nba is now its better to have that pg who can hit an open jumpshot as well as penetrate and kick i think he is gonna be a superstar.

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Kyrie Irving for 2

Kyrie Irving for 2 reasons.

-Shooting is very important in the NBA, whether we choose to recognise it or not. Rondo is a very lucky individual he has some amazing players around him, a great coach, and extremely decepve speed and agillity. He just knows how to penetrate amazing, and when you try to close out on him he kicks out for an assist on a jumpshot. Although If Rubio is able to score with floaters, spins, teardrops etc in the paint like Rondo he will be very successful. PGs need to hit that jumper or they will get played off alot and end up having a worse oppurtunity to penatrate.

-Kyrie has already shown he is able to dominate North American style basketball, although at a lower level dont foret he was many peoples front runner for National Player of the Year as a Freshman.

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There are actually a coupel

There are actually a coupel of NBA PG that come in that can't shoot well. Actually it seems that most point guards come in and aren't that good at shooting. I dont think it will affect Rubio much because he is a very exceptional passer and will learn to become a better shooter as his career goes.

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so different

If i had a team that requires the PG to score due to lack of surrounding talent, i'd take Irving, if i had a talented team that had excellent scoring options and required a great distributor, i'd take rubio. So if i were the wolves and i had my choice of the 2 i'd take irving for sure. I see irvings celing being 18-20ppg 8-10ast 1.5stl 3-4reb, whereas i see rubios being 14-15ppg10-12ast 2+stl 2.5reb. Rubio would be perfect on teams like boston, the lakers, Spurs, GS, miami, atlanta, orlando, or dallas, and Irving better on every other team in the League...

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I'll take Kyrie Irving

I'll take Kyrie Irving everytime. He looks like he'll be a very good pg in the pro's to me. Rubio seems like he will be capable or solid but nothing special.

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In 10 college games, Kyrie

In 10 college games, Kyrie has proven himself to be a safe/sure pick. SMH @ you people.

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In 10 college games, Kyrie

In 10 college games, Kyrie has proven himself to be a safe/sure pick. SMH @ you people.

He didn't play any good teams

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^^^

Exactly.

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For sure Rubio

I would pick Rubio because he is really cute. His floppy hair makes me want to do things to his body.

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"He didn't play any good

"He didn't play any good teams"

Granted, he DID play two top-five teams, it's just that neither of those teams is now ranked.

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Yea, top 5 at the beginning

Yea, top 5 at the beginning of the season. They aren't as good as we thought. Those aren't quality wins IMO.

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He matched up against Jacob

He matched up against Jacob Pullen and Kalin Lucas though. Both of them are only OK NBA prospects, but Pullen is the same guy who has had some stellar performances on D on some highly regarded players (Jimmer Fredette and LaceDarius Dunn most recently).

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irving cuz he's

irving cuz he's black......jk

i havent seen much of rubio, but i love irving's game

cat quick with great instincts

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I'm going with Irving

I'm going with Irving

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Stop it

SMH @ yall Irving is special, its like damn how could he be that good. then the next game he do something else amazing.

i'm going out on a limb and saying that irving will be R.O.Y easy

All yall rubio lovers than hate rondo LAU

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irving is the next cp3 imo i

irving is the next cp3 imo i dont know wha rubio will be. i know one thing flynn is garbage anyone who thinksdifferent is kidding themselves. im from mn and i would take irving. i think he hasthe most potential of this draft

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Hey stanford- im not talking

Hey stanford- im not talking about shooting 3s. Im talking about shooting 35% from the field. That is terrible no matter how you look at it. Only if you are a Jennings/Iverson volume scorer type who takes a bunch of hits is a sub 40 shooting percentage even vaguely acceptable. Not to mention he cant even put the ball in the hoop against soft euro defense, let alone NBA competition.

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Do people think that a PG

Do people think that a PG should be a scorer or a pass first player?

I always think that 3 point range is important for a PG as if they have the ball in hand then it gives another immediate option apart from the pass and most top PG's have a good 3 point range.

How Rubio will adapt to the NBA no-one yet knows and there was so much hype surrounding him before he was drafted that he has a lot to live up to. Also if there is a lockout next year and he did not come over until 2012 then like Splitter at the Spurs he may be able to negoiate a bigger salary than his draft position usually pays.

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Irving

this one is pretty close.....I've been thinking lately about the overabuncance of all-star caliber PG's there is going to be in the league in about 4 or 5 years.....its not crazy to think that about 2/3 of NBA teams will be able to go into a season with possible all-stars at the 1 spot....

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Irving. Rubio has an

Irving. Rubio has an advantage in size and length, but Irving is a better penetrator and scorer.

I hope EuroBaller comes in here.

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