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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
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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

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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

Kyrie Irving said that his foot injury won't prevent him from playing in Game 7 on Sunday.

"I'm good, yeah," Irving said when asked about his foot. "I'm good. I'm OK." Festus Ezeli stepped on the inside of Irving's left foot during the third quarter of Game 6, but the star point guard was able to carry on and Cavs coach Tyronn Lue confirmed after the game that he "tweaked it a little bit." Irving has two full days to recover and is fully expected to be ready for Game 7.
Source: ESPN
Jun 17 - 9:14 AM

Kyrie Irving scored 23 points during a Game 6 115-101 victory on Thursday, adding four rebounds, three assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

It was the LeBron James show, so Irving didn't need to repeat his 41-point explosion from Game 5. Irving's defense has been much better lately, but the guys behind him were terrific. The Warriors lost three games to Eastern Conference teams all regular season, but now the Cavs will go for their fourth win against them during Game 7 on Sunday.
Jun 17 - 12:21 AM

Kyrie Irving turned in a magnificent Game 5 during a 112-97 victory over the Warriors on Monday, making 17-of-24 from the field for 41 points with three rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers.

He made both free throws to give him an incredible 82.4 true shooting percentage. Irving scored 12 of the Cavs' 19 points in the fourth quarter with plenty of dazzling contested shots against the reigning champs. He and LeBron James became the first teammates to each score 40 points in a Finals game in NBA history. Irving is on a roll in his last three with 35.0 points per game, so the Cavs will need more of that on Thursday.
Jun 14 - 12:24 AM

LeBron James praised Kyrie Irving's growth as a leader.

"But if I could look at the first day I returned to now, our floor general, Kyrie, has become such a great leader," James said. "Every single day he's learning, every day...You know, that's just a true testament of someone who has a growth mindset and being able to grow every single day under these circumstances." While the words are nice, James may not be in such a laudatory mood if Cleveland's season ends after Monday's win or go home Game 5.
Source: Real GM
Jun 13 - 9:56 AM

Kyrie Irving scored 34 points during a 108-97 loss to the Warriors in Game 4 on Friday, adding four rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

He played the entire second half and it showed with the Cavs running out of gas late. Irving was on his way to an outstanding game, but once again coach Ty Lue played his guys on longer stints than he should have. He was awful in Oakland in the first two games of this series, so he'll need to be better on Monday.
Jun 11 - 12:02 AM

Kyrie Irving caught fire early in Game 3 and wound up with 30 points on 12-of-25 shooting, eight assists, four rebounds, three 3-pointers, one steal, and just one turnover in 37 minutes.

Kyrie scored 16 points in the first quarter alone, leading the Cavs to a 17-point lead after one frame, exactly the type of performance Cleveland needed after two lackluster games from their star PG. He came in shooting a mere 12-of-36 through two games in the series (33.3 percent) but played with newfound aggression at home, and there's no reason to think he'll take his foot off the gas in Game 4.
Jun 9 - 12:15 AM