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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 scored 21 points during a win over the Hawks on Monday, adding one rebound, eight assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.
He led the Cavs in scoring in the first round and was aggressive again, making 8-of-18 from the field. Irving's defense has been an interesting storyline in these playoffs with some improved play on that end. The Hawks have been tough on defense against point guards this season, but Irving did score 27.5 points per game against them this year. May 2 - 10:29 PM

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Tyronn Lue praised Kyrie Irving's play in the first round, saying "that's what we needed from him."

"He was aggressive and in attack mode the whole series," Lue added. "I knew that during the regular season it was going to be peaks and valleys and I really just had to come to grips with it," Irving said. "I knew that the preparation was for the postseason." The Cavs will need this version of Kyrie to show up regularly if they want to make a deep playoff run. In the opening round, Irving averaged 27.5 points, 4.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 4.0 3-pointers to go with just 1.5 turnovers.
Source: Scout.com
Apr 25 - 9:59 AM

Kyrie Irving had another terrific game vs. the Pistons, leading Cleveland to a Game 4 victory with 31 points (12-of-15 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), three rebounds, five assists and two turnovers in 40 minutes.

Irving scored 10 points during an 80-second burst in the third quarter, drained a buzzer-beater from mid-court, hit a 3-pointer to give Cleveland some breathing-room late in the fourth, and harassed Reggie Jackson into a missed shot at the final buzzer. It was quite a game from Kyrie. He averaged 27.5 points, 4.0 threes and 4.8 assists in four games vs. Detroit, a scary sight for whichever team they face in the second round.
Apr 24 - 11:30 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points with four assists and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

With a five-point lead, less than a minute remaining and only 0.7 seconds left on the shot clock, Irving hit a gorgeous fadeaway trey to ice this game. He has been dominating on the offensive end with 26.3 points per game while his defense has been better than usual, as well. If Kyrie stays hot, the Cavs should be able to make it through the Eastern Conference.
Apr 22 - 10:21 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 31 points on 10-of-24 shooting during Sunday's Game 1 victory over Detroit, adding five boards, six assists, five 3-pointers, two steals, one block and just one turnover in 38 minutes.

The 31 points were a playoff career-high for Irving, and he was ultra-aggressive during the second half of action, posting a ridiculous 38.8 usage rate. Irving and Kevin Love (28 points) combined for 59 points in this one, which was the second-most amount of points scored by a pair of LeBron James' teammates in a playoff game since the 2011 season.
Apr 17 - 6:53 PM

Updating a previous item, Kyrie Irving (rest) will not play against the Pistons on Wednesday.

Well, there is the final update on Irving. Matthew Dellavedova should get most of the point guard minutes tonight and plenty of shots, too. Expect to see some Jordan McRae at the point tonight.
Apr 13 - 6:57 PM

Updating a previous item, Kyrie Irving's status for Wednesday is not determined yet.

He is pushing to play, but coach Ty Lue may keep him out. Fantasy owners won't want to trust Irving and he might be limited on minutes if he is playing. If he doesn't play, we'll see a lot of Matthew Dellavedova with some of Jordan McRae.
Apr 13 - 6:30 PM

Updating a previous item, Kyrie Irving will start against the Pistons on Wednesday.

It'll be a first-round preview for the Cavs. Irving turned in a gem on Monday with 35 points, so maybe the Cavs want to keep him hot before the postseason. Irving's minutes might be limited, so he's not the most reliable fantasy option.
Apr 13 - 5:00 PM

Kyrie Irving (rest) will not play Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

With Mo Williams (knee) also unavailable for this one, Matthew Dellavedova's minutes will likely be pretty close to the 40-minute mark, making him a reasonable DFS target.
Apr 13 - 11:40 AM

Kyrie Irving matched his season-high 35 points against the Hawks on Monday with four rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block, four 3-pointers and six turnovers.

Not a bad way to end his season. Irving is going to rest on Wednesday in the finale with the Cavs locking up the No. 1 seed. Irving didn't quite bounce back from his injury, averaging 19.6 points, 3.0 boards, 4.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.6 treys on 44.8 percent from the field. He'll be playing more than his 31.5 minutes per game in the postseason.
Apr 11 - 9:56 PM

Kyrie Irving struggled in a loss to the Bulls on Saturday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-17 shooting with eight assists, four boards, two steals, one 3-pointer and four turnovers in 39 minutes.

The Cavs failed to clinch the No. 1 seed in the East tonight and it's not ideal for them to be playing Irving 39 minutes at this point in the season. To his credit, Irving took responsibility for the loss and said that he needs to take better care of the ball. The Cavs have two more games on the schedule with a matchup vs. the Hawks on Monday and then the Pistons on Wednesday, so his owners will want to make sure he's active before locking him into lineups.
Apr 9 - 11:49 PM

The Cavs had their four-game win streak snapped on Wednesday despite a big game from Kyrie Irving, who had 26 points on 11-of-18 shooting with six assists, three steals, two rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

"The training staff, when a guy logs so many minutes they have a red, yellow and green zone," Tyronn Lue explained before the game. That system resulted in LeBron's DNP tonight and could lead to a rest day for Kyrie in the Cavs' final three games, so owners should routinely check for status updates.
Apr 6 - 10:16 PM

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will not be rested for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

LeBron James (rest) is taking the night off, but he's the only guy that will be resting for the Cavs tonight. Irving, Love and J.R. Smith will likely shoulder the offensive load tonight sans LBJ, so feel free to get those guys active.
Apr 6 - 5:39 PM

Kyrie Irving (ankle) scored 15 points in 27 minutes vs. the Bucks on Tuesday, making 5-of-9 FGs with three 3-pointers, six assists and three rebounds.

None of Cleveland's starters played more than 28 minutes in the lopsided road win, so there was no need for Irving to stress himself after his recent ankle injury. The low playing time should reduce the odds of a precautionary DNP-CD on Wednesday, and Irving said after tonight's game that he will play vs. the Pacers. He could still be overruled by Tyronn Lue and the training staff, however, so cautious owners should check for updates after shootaround.
Apr 5 - 10:58 PM

Kyrie Irving (ankle) will start on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

He was listed as questionable after missing Sunday's game, but his ankle must've felt good during the morning shootaround. His efficiency hasn't been very good recently, but Irving is still a must-start option in all formats.
Apr 5 - 6:39 PM