Davis Eager To Mentor Irving
Baron Davis and Kyrie Irving met in Cleveland during a predraft workout and have remained in touch during the NBA lockout.
"[I'm] really looking forward to playing with, and mentoring, Kyrie," said Davis in an e-mail. "He's so talented, creative, smart, has so much potential and could become a great cornerstone of the Cavaliers' franchise for many years to come. I've been talking to him a lot this summer about NBA life, and in Cleveland, he's going to learn so much from coach [Byron] Scott, who will be a great mentor as well."
While they play the same position, Davis and Irving potentially could start in the same backcourt.
"I have idolized Baron since I was a kid," Irving said. "He has been in the NBA for so long. He still has the same talent as when he first came in [to the league]. What better way to come into the league than with a veteran point guard to learn under?"