Cavaliers take Irving with No. 1 pick in NBA Draft | NBA.com

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — Kyrie Irving headed to Cleveland as the No. 1 pick minutes after the NBA draft started.

Jimmer Fredette had to wait hours to officially become a member of the Sacramento Kings.

Plenty other players, from veterans to picks, were on the move Thursday night in a draft that some considered a dud but certainly wasn’t dull.

There was no chance the Cavs would deal Irving, confident his foot is healthy enough to lead the rebuilding effort that follows LeBron James’ departure.

Loudly cheered by family and friends not far from where he starred at St. Patrick’s High School in Elizabeth, the Duke point guard showed no signs of the toe injury on his right foot that limited him to 11 games last season as he walked up the stairs to shake hands with Commissioner David Stern.

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