This was the offseason of big names on the move: Chris Paul, Paul George, Jimmy Butler. Irving’s, in the context of the MVP, was the most intriguing of all. Heading from the Cavs to the Celtics, Kyrie (pictured le, 11) has the chance to make his case as the main man on a contending team.The Melbourne-born playmaker has an unusual number of doubters, who argue he has to prove he can win without LeBron. His style of play – the flashy solo tricks, the sublime tough shot-making, his terrible defence – doesn’t lend itself to the tenets of good basketball that influence MVP votes. But as the last couple of finals series proved, Irving’s talent is undeniable, and he has something to prove.