I think the hype has been twofold. One, his defense is has matched even the wildest hopes of Kyrie fans, so far. Two, while his raw scoring numbers aren't any better than they've always been, the way he's scoring those points is different. He's playing a team game, getting everyone involved and allowing himself to be a background player in an effort to get others' into rhythm but then he's still been there in clutch moments when he's needed.
So that's why I'm hyped about Kyrie, even though his raw numbers don't show a ton of improvement.
That and because the C's are on a 12 game win streak, there's not much that could diminish my general hype about this team right now.
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