Since You Know Who took his talents to a nicer climate and a better team, Kyrie Irving has been the lone bright spot in a rough rebuilding process in Cleveland. The Cleveland Cavaliers landed the first pick in the NBA draft in 2011, took Irving with the top selection despite not possessing a ton of college evidence, and haven't looked back since. Irving has used his impressive handle, slick body control, and deft shooting touch to show all the makings of having their next franchise player moving forward.

He was nearly a unanimous Rookie of the Year selection in 2011-12, an All-Star reserve in his sophomore season, and looked to be poised to give the Cavs a chance at making the playoffs in a weak Eastern Conference this season. While the Cavaliers are in the playoff hunt three games behind the 8-seed with a 16-29 record and Irving is averaging 21.5 points and 6.2 assists, his team hasn't been quite the same with him on the court as they are with him off the court.

For the first in Irving's career, the Cavs have technically been better when he's not in the game than when he's on the court. The team has always been bad during this stretch regardless of whether or not Irving has his shooting shirt on or not. However, during his first two seasons the Cavs were significantly better with him on the court (4.6 points per 100 possessions better as a rookie, 2.1 points his second season). That's not the case over the first three months of the 2013-14 season.

Through the first 45 games of this season, the Cavs have a net rating of -4.8 points per 100 possessions in the 726 minutes Irving hasn't been on the court. When he's on the court, that net rating worsens to -6.2 points per 100 possessions in his 1,474 minutes of play.