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Kyrie Irving | Guard | #2

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
College: Duke
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Kyrie Irving (left calf tightness) did not practice on Thursday.
The Cavs maintain that Irving is fine, but with the regular-season just five days away, they're going to be extremely cautious with their star guard. Additionally, the Cavs are reportedly looking to add another backup point guard to the roster via trade, because they'd like to keep Irving's minutes "relatively low" during the regular-season and they don't believe Kay Felder is ready to handle major minutes at the NBA level. Mo Williams and Jordan McRae are the most likely to be traded. Oct 20 - 2:39 PM

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Kyrie Irving experienced some left calf tightness on Tuesday vs. the Wizards and will not return.

First things first, the injury sounds very minor, but the Cavs aren't going to take any chances here. We'll put him on the injury report, but we'd very surprised if his status for opening night was in jeopardy if this diagnosis remains the same. Kay Felder won the backup PG role with a strong camp and will benefit if Irving misses time.
Oct 18 - 8:04 PM

Kyrie Irving made just 5-of-15 from the field for 13 points against the Raptors on Thursday, adding one rebound, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

He didn't have LeBron James around for this one and was the engine of the offense tonight. The Cavs do not have much depth behind Irving and he's coming into the season healthy, so he should have no problem clearing his 31.5 minutes per game. He makes sense at the end of the second round of a standard draft.
Oct 14 - 12:14 AM

Kyrie Irving made his 2016 preseason debut on Saturday, making 7-of-13 from the field for 15 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and no turnovers in 19 minutes.

He was in mid-season form. Irving missed all of the 2015 preseason due to his knee injury and never really was able to get it going until almost February. He could not get it done on catch-and-shoot shots last year, which was the main reason why he turned in a monster 2014-15 campaign. Now that he's healthy and entering his prime, Irving is back to being an elite fantasy guard. You can probably snap him up at the turn of the second and third rounds of a standard draft.
Oct 8 - 10:24 PM

Kyrie Irving will play against the 76ers on Saturday, according to the Cavs broadcast.

He's coming off the bench and shouldn't get big run. Irving wants to play and coach Ty Lue said he wants to play him as little as possible. The Cavs broadcast said about 14-15 minutes for Irving tonight.
Oct 8 - 7:36 PM

Kyrie Irving (rest) will not play against the Magic on Wednesday.

Irving is fully healthy, according to head coach Ty Lue, so there's nothing to worry about from an injury standpoint. Irving has averaged 17.5 DNP's per season over the past four years, but he's still worth an early-round pick after averaging 19.6 points, 4.7 assists, 1.6 triples and 1.1 steals per game in 2015-16.
Oct 4 - 1:57 PM

Kyrie Irving dished out a game-high 12 assists during Team USA's 100-97 win over France on Sunday, adding 10 points, four rebounds, one steal and zero turnovers in 27 minutes.

Irving was also a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe, and he may have handed out the most impressive assist of the tournament thus far when he threw a perfect alley-oop pass to Kevin Durant as he was falling to the floor (link below). The US squad now sits at 5-0 through their first five games of the tournament, and while their past two games have been decided by just three points each, it would be a complete shock if Team USA didn't leave the Rio Games with another gold medal.
Aug 14 - 4:12 PM

Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 15 points during a 94-91 win over Serbia on Friday, adding five assists, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 29 minutes.

He had a couple beautiful moves during this game. Irving isn't the greatest passer, which is sort of hurting Team USA right now. They have been counting on isolation more than they should, but they're still 4-0 in Rio. We'll see what coach Mike Krzyzewski does to get his team going again.
Aug 12 - 8:23 PM

Kyrie Irving said he considered playing for Team Australia's under-18 before he made it to the NBA.

Irving, who was born in Australia, was considering playing for the Aussies, but was talked out of it by Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski. "It was very serious," Irving said. "It was a legit thing, until Coach K intervened. He strong-armed me. As a young fella, he did tell me I had a chance to be a part of something bigger than myself. He said, ‘You could be the starting point guard on the U.S. Olympic team.’" Playing for Team Australia would have disqualified Irving from suiting up for Team USA at any point, which is why Coach K strongly advised against doing so.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 11 - 10:41 AM

Kyrie Irving (leg bruise) will not play on Monday night against Nigeria.

He had his leg bumped in the last game, but he's not seriously hurt. Irving will be ready to go in Rio as he looked to add a gold medal to his 2016 NBA championship ring.
Aug 1 - 7:28 PM

Kyrie Irving said having the opportunity to compete for gold at the 2016 Olympic Games is a "dream come true."

"Having a chance to go for a gold in the Olympics is a dream come true," Irving said. "I would say this is just a little step below winning a championship for me." Irving struggled to get into the flow of things this past season as he recovered from the knee injury, and only managed to muster up mid-round value in standard leagues with averages of 19.6 points, 4.7 assists, 1.6 triples and 1.1 steals per game. He should be better next year with a healthy offseason, so he could make for a solid value pick on draft day.
Jul 21 - 5:41 PM

Kyrie Irving said that LeBron James has helped teach him "how to be a professional."

"There were times during my young career where I wanted to be the leader, but I didn't really know how," Irving said. "I was stuck in that place of being a young guy and finding out how to be selfless." The three-time All-Star looked like a leader during the playoffs and he's now a defending champion, but as usual his fantasy value hinges on his health -- he's averaged 17.5 DNPs over the past four seasons.
Jul 18 - 10:22 AM

Kyrie Irving has accepted his invitation from USA Basketball to play in the 2016 Olympics.

He didn't play much basketball last summer with his knee injury, but this year he'll be playing a ton. Irving will be arguably the best point guard on the Team USA roster and should run the offense while he's out there. The 24-year-old guard accepting his invite also suggests his foot injury during the playoffs is feeling better.
Jun 25 - 4:26 PM

The Cavs won a scintillating Game 7 on Sunday, 93-89, with Kyrie Irving (left foot) contributing 26 points on 10-of-23 shooting, six rebounds, two 3-pointers, one assist, one steal, one block and only two turnovers.

Irving appeared to jam his foot against Festus Ezeli in Game 6 but it didn't limit him tonight, as he played well at both ends and hit a few incredible contested shots -- follow the link below for a particularly nice and-1 layup. Kyrie's injury history is always a background concern for fantasy owners, but his elite upside is undeniable and he's unlikely to fall past No. 30 in many drafts. In other news, Irving is reportedly expected to earn a spot on Team USA's final roster.
Source: NBC Sports
Jun 19 - 11:24 PM

Kyrie Irving said that he's feeling no lingering pain from the left foot injury he suffered during Game 6.

"I’m good now," Irving said on Saturday. "I watched the play again, and I kind of made contact with Festus [Ezeli's] foot. It just was really bothering me toward the end of the game." Irving probably isn't 100 percent going into Game 7, but that won't stop him from taking the floor tonight.
Source: SF Gate
Jun 19 - 5:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Jordan McRae
4Markel Brown
5James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Mike Dunleavy
3Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
2Chris Andersen