Former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy said Kyrie Irving’s character and humility are akin to that of Derrick Rose or Kevin Durant.

"He has that similar mindset and it's refreshing," Van Gundy said. "Sometimes when guys go through AAU basketball and have early success they don't retain it. I think that bodes very well for Cleveland and the league in general."

Van Gundy believes Irving will embrace being the Cavaliers’ best player without lobbying management to surround him with more talent.

"These kind of players are humble enough to prepare and confident enough to perform," Van Gundy said.