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Irving Hoping To Become All-Star Reserve

Kyrie Irving almost assuredly won't be voted by fans into the All-Star game as a starter, but he is aiming to make his first appearance as an All-Star next month in a reserve role.

"I've just been trying to play like an All-Star this whole entire season, trying to keep that mind-set," Irving said before the Cavs faced the Portland Trail Blazers in The Rose Garden on Wednesday night. "Whatever happens, happens. Obviously, anything could happen in the next month, so I'm just going to continue to play the way I've been playing and try to get my team wins."

Byron Scott wasn't sure if Irving deserved a spot on the East All-Star roster.

"I don't know what his chances are, and I don't know if I think he should make it," Scott said Wednesday. "It's all predicated on how your team is doing, as well. If you're playing great, if your team is playing pretty good, then you have a better chance.

"Obviously, recordwise, we're not there. So I think that's a reflection on the players as well. Chance of him making it? Probably 40-60."

Via Mary Schmitt Boyer/The Plain Dealer
 

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