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Kyrie Irving | Guard | #11

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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 (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Pelicans.
There was a chance Irving was going to play today, but ultimately, the Celtics will play it safe with his sore left knee. Jaylen Brown (concussion), Marcus Smart (thumb) and Daniel Theis (knee) will join Irving on the sidelines, so Terry Rozier, Marcus Morris and Al Horford will be asked to step it up on offense, with more minutes falling to guys like Shane Larkin and Greg Monroe. Irving's next opportunity to play will come Tuesday vs. OKC, and for now, we'll be considering him questionable for that one. Mar 18 - 3:33 PM

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Kyrie Irving (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans.

This comes from the official game notes, but it's worth noting that Irving was previously listed as out. He traveled with the team to New Orleans and we should get another update following the morning shootaround. If Irving returns from a two-game absence, the Celtics won't need to rely on Terry Rozier, Jayson Tatum and Al Horford nearly as much.
Mar 18 - 11:02 AM

Kyrie Irving (knee) is listed as out on the injury report for Friday's game vs. Orlando.

This is not a surprise, as Irving was expected to miss Friday's contest. However, Irving is reportedly traveling with the team and has a chance to return for Sunday's game in New Orleans. With Kyrie sidelined, Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum will again see heavy minutes and very high usage rates on Friday night.
Mar 16 - 10:04 AM

Celtics GM Danny Ainge said that Kyrie Irving may need another surgery on his left knee in the future.

"He has some surgery that may need to happen," Ainge said. "But maybe not this summer. Maybe the following summer or maybe the summer after that. I think that he could probably do it any time he wanted, but I'm not sure that it's needed at this moment." This would reportedly by a "minor" procedure as a follow to his 2015 surgery, but the good news is that Irving is expected to be close to 100 percent for the playoffs. As for the short term, Irving is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans after an MRI came back clean.
Source: Mass Live
Mar 15 - 12:44 PM

An MRI came back clean on Kyrie Irving's sore left knee, and he might be able to return to the court for Sunday's game in New Orleans.

Irving is out tonight, but he'll travel with the team for their two-game road trip, and while he's unlikely to play Friday it sounds like he has a real shot of getting back out there on Sunday. In the meantime, Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum will run the show on offense, and Shane Larkin should see a larger role in the rotation.
Mar 14 - 6:28 PM

Danny Ainge think Kyrie Irving (knee) will be "fine" moving forward, but he does anticipate him missing the next several games.

"Kyrie’s knee has bothered him, and we’re being very careful," Ainge said. "What we don’t want to do is rush Kyrie back simply because we don’t have Marcus [Smart] (thumb) and Jaylen [Brown] (concussion). We’ll do what’s best for Kyrie in spite of what’s happening to everybody else." Irving has already been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Wizards, and with Smart and Brown also unavailable, Terry Rozier will be very busy on offense.
Mar 14 - 11:41 AM

Kyrie Irving (knee) will not play Wednesday against the Wizards, as expected.

Irving probably won't play this week, but it shouldn't be a long-term absence. With Marcus Smart (thumb) and Jaylen Brown (concussion) also out on Wednesday, and Al Horford (illness) questionable, Terry Rozier is going to be heavily involved in the offense and he's worth an add in most places. Owners should try and hang on to Irving in most cases.
Mar 13 - 5:02 PM

Kyrie Irving is doubtful to play this week in order to rest his knee.

"I think that will probably be the best thing, just instead of kind of hoping it gets better over the two or three days that it usually does," Irving said. "It’s aching a little bit more than I wanted it to now, so I’m taking the necessary time." He had surgery on his left knee two years ago and Celtics GM Danny Ainge recently said that this is something he will have to manage the rest of his career. Boston is sitting in second place in the East, so they aren't going to take any chances, but it's worth noting that Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Celtics are confident Irving won't need to miss "significant time." Terry Rozier is worth a speculative add in most leagues.
Source: USA Today
Mar 12 - 9:57 AM

Kyrie Irving (sore left knee) said after Sunday's game that his knee has been "achy" for the past week, and admitted that he might need time to rest.

Irving added that he's "not concerned" about his injury long-term, but there's no urgency for him to play with Boston seven games up on Cleveland for the No. 2 seed. It sounds like he'll miss a few games to fully recover, but owners should obviously check for updates on Monday before locking in weekly lineups. If he does miss more games, it will primarily benefit Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart.
Mar 11 - 10:24 PM

Kyrie Irving (left knee soreness) will not return to Sunday's game.

Irving stayed in the locker room after halftime, with Terry Rozier taking his spot in the starting lineup. This is the same ailment that forced him to sit out Monday's game vs. the Bulls, but he said after tonight's game that he's "not concerned" about the injury long-term. Rozier, Marcus Smart and Shane Larkin all get a boost if he misses more games, but owners should wait for clarification before making a pickup in most situations.
Mar 11 - 9:00 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) returned to the lineup on Thursday and led the Celtics to a win over the Wolves, finishing with 23 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, three treys and two steals.

Irving did not play Monday, and coach Brad Stevens told reporters Kyrie was in danger of missing a full week. However, Irving said he would return for Thursday's contest, and he looked sharp in the victory over Minnesota. Irving was 9-of-15 from the floor, including 3-of-7 from 3-point range, and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe. GM Danny Ainge said he thinks Irving will need to manage his knee pain going forward and hinted as possible rest days, but Kyrie should be ready to roll on Sunday when the C's host the Pacers.
Mar 9 - 12:00 AM

Kyrie Irving (knee) is starting against the Wolves on Thursday.

No surprises here after Irving said he would play yesterday. He was expected to have two meetings with the training staff in the last 24 hours, and coach Brad Stevens didn't totally commit to him playing 90 minutes before tip. All this stuff said, Irving should be good to go and there's no talk of him having a minutes limit.
Mar 8 - 7:20 PM

Celtics GM Danny Ainge said he thinks Kyrie Irving will need to manage his knee the rest of his career.

"I don't think it's anything serious, but we want Kyrie healthy and fresh," Ainge added. "And he carries a heavy burden, the offensive load that he carries. So we're OK with him missing some games. We feel like we have a deep roster and we need him to be healthy and fresh." Ainge also said he knew before the season that Irving wouldn't play all 82 games, something that would've been helpful for fantasy owners to know. Irving will play on Thursday vs. the Wolves and we'll let you know if he has any restrictions.
Source: Mass Live
Mar 8 - 12:49 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) said he'll play on Thursday against the Wolves.

"I'm in," he said. Irving still has to meet with the training staff tonight and tomorrow, so he's not officially "in" just yet. Irving did not play on Monday due to his knee soreness, but it sounds like it was just a precaution against the lowly Bulls. Expect another update on Irving tomorrow morning.
Mar 7 - 4:53 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) went through 75 percent of practice on Wednesday.

He will meet with the training staff tonight and tomorrow morning to come up with a plan on his status for Thursday night. Irving could miss this entire week after he missed Monday's game due to soreness. If Irving can't play, it'll be Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart getting some extra run.
Mar 7 - 4:39 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Jaylen Brown
2Marcus Smart
3Abdel Nader
4Jabari Bird
SF1Jayson Tatum
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Marcus Morris
2Daniel Theis
3Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes
3Greg Monroe