Overview: One of the games best already. Has the build and strength of a power forward and the speed and quickness of a point guard. Arguably the Leagues most all-around athletic player. Came into the League as one of the most hyped players ever out of St. Vincent-St. Mary HS. Won the Gatorade Player of the Year Award as a junior and senior. Has exceeded the lofty expectations he faced coming into the league, but still has quite a bit of room to improve, which is scary. Has an impressive feel for the game. Makes his teammates significantly better. Has established himself as a leader despite his age. Extremely personable. Will always flirt with triple-double averages, but his value to the city of Cleveland cant be measured. Three time All-Star and viewed by many as the odds on favorite to win MVP this season. Could be more successful as Clevelands roster begins to turnover.
Offense: Essentially unstoppable one-on-one, he gets about fifty percent of his touches in situations where he has essentially half of the court to operate in. Theres nothing a defender can do when he decides to go to the rim. Hes starting to figure out how to get his points more efficiently than he used to. Everything the Cavaliers do runs through him. Possesses incredible court vision and great passing ability. Doesnt have the tightest handle, but is fast and strong enough for it not to matter. Great between the legs and behind the back crossovers. Can use his strength to effectively post up and absorb contact when he drives into traffic. Has improved his jumper in each of his years in the League. Developed three-point range in one summer. Dunks on occasions that most players would not even think to attempt to. Still needs to improve his free throw shooting. Some have questioned his killer instinct, and while he does pass up the occasional big shot, most of these accusations are unfounded.
Defense: Has been criticized for not working very hard on the defensive end. Is turning things around in the 2008 season. May be more of an opportunistic defender than a stopper. Gets his fare share of steals because of his quickness and ability to dart into the open floor. Blocks shots in transition as well as almost any player in the League. Is capable of climbing the ladder and sending the ball into the seats. Rebounds extremely well. Is able to elevate over taller players to clean the glass. Changes his stance when he is getting serious on the defensive end.