Better player to build around Anthony Davis or kyrie Irving? Both players have their strengths and weaknesses. Anthony will start with a high rating for a player who hasn't played a game. He will undoubtedly have a high potential rating also. If you choose the hornets you could expect to start out with a great shot blocker. Based on how he dominated college, your interior defense should be solid. He was not a go to scorer but has the talent to improve that. You will have to rely on others to get buckets early on and use him as a rebounder/defender.
Kyrie will give you a completely different experience. Coming off a rookie of the year season, he proved ready for the big time. He showed that his shooting touch was at a veteran level. Kyrie was more than capable at getting to the basket. He is not a super athletic pg,ala rose/westbrook, but there is no lack in quickness. With the new right-stick dribble, breaking down a defense should be easy. He also proved that he could get others involved when necessary. Finding him a solid post presence or developing his teammates tristan Thompson could go a long way into creating a contender. If dion waiters has a solid potential rating and can hit open jumpers, you might have a backcourt tandem for years.
Cap space should be no problem with the cavs or hornets. If integrated properly, the new cba could provide your team with quality players throughout your association. If you don't mind using the first season as a developmental year, drafting high could provide another talent. Don't be shy to dangle draft picks to get the necessary player(s) it takes to win a title.
Which would you choose? The defensive specialist Anthony Davis or the efficient scoring Kyrie Irving.