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Kyrie Irving | Guard

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
College: Duke
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Kyrie Irving was named the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year after helping team USA bring home the gold at FIBA World Cup this summer.
The award could have also easily gone to Anthony Davis, Kenneth Faried, or James Harden, but Irving did his part too with averages of 12.11 points, 3.6 assists, 2.6 boards and 1.9 steals per game. Irving has been an elite fantasy asset for his owners this season, and if he can stay healthy he will continue to keep it rolling. Dec 21 - 12:06 PM

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Kyrie Irving managed just nine points, six assists and nothing else on 4-of-9 shooting in 33 minutes as the Cavs were embarrassed by the Hawks in Cleveland by a final score of 127-98 on Wednesday.

Jeff Teague was out, so Dennis Schroder started and had 10 points and 10 assists, and Shelvin Mack came off the bench to torch Irving and company for 24 points, which included 7-of-8 shooting and 6-of-6 shooting from downtown. Irving was clearly disturbed by getting worked over by a couple Hawks reserves, and spent time after the game on the court getting up some shots and going through drills with an assistant coach. The Hawks were not expected to win this game with Teague in street clothes, but Schroder and Mack didn't blink.
Dec 17 - 10:08 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 17 points against the Pelicans during a 119-114 loss on Friday with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

His knee issue from Thursday is not a problem and he looked as agile as ever. Although, he missed his first 10 shots tonight. Irving was killing it earlier in the year from an efficiency standpoint, but he's made just 33.9 percent from the field in his last four. He probably wasn't going to make 47 percent all season, but his fantasy owners should still be quite pleased with his output.
Dec 13 - 2:08 AM

Kyrie Irving will play against the Pelicans on Friday.

He said he expected his knee to stiffen up on him, but everything seems to be fine. Irving looks safe to start in all leagues tonight. If you picked up Dion Waiters or Matthew Dellavedova last night, it's probably time to make a move.
Dec 12 - 6:40 PM

Kyrie Irving said he expects his left knee to stiffen up on him, but expects to play on Friday against the Pelicans.

He said he felt his knee buckle and the Thunder's team doctor examined him at halftime. Irving did have a left knee injury last season, so perhaps the Cavs take it easy on him and sit him down for one. Matthew Dellavedova and Dion Waiters would get more run should Kyrie sit. Again, it sounds like he should be out there for now.
Dec 11 - 11:58 PM

Kyrie Irving started the second half after suffering a knee contusion in the second quarter on Thursday, finishing with 20 points, three rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer on 7-of-21 shooting.

He looked a little apprehensive to start the second half, but seemed to have a little more confidence as the half went on. There shouldn't be too much concern about Irving heading into Friday's game against the Pelicans, but his owners might want to check back for an update after morning shootaround. Irving has been a top-five player in fantasy leagues so far this season.
Dec 11 - 10:49 PM

Kyrie Irving only suffered a left knee contusion against the Thunder on Thursday and will return.

Irving gave everyone a pretty good scare and he was down for quite some time, so the Cavs lucked out here. He sounds like he's going to start the second half and we'll let you know how he looks.
Dec 11 - 9:28 PM

Kyrie Irving suffered a left knee injury against the Thunder on Thursday and went to the locker room.

He landed awkwardly after trying to block a shot from Russell Westbrook and was able to put weight on his leg on his way back to the locker room. Irving looked to tweak the inner part of his knee and the team will likely provide an announcement soon. If he's out, Matthew Dellavedova will likely take over as the starter and would be worth a look in deeper leagues. Dion Waiters should also benefit and would likely have more fantasy value than Dellavedova, too.
Dec 11 - 9:13 PM

Kyrie Irving looked unstoppable against the Knicks during a 90-87 win on Thursday, making 12-of-18 from the field for a season-high 37 points with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

Irving hit a three-foot runner with 10 seconds left to extend Cleveland's lead late in the game. He scored 23 points in the second quarter and didn't have an assist in this game until late in the fourth quarter, but was truly magnificent throughout the game. Irving has been very consistent as a scorer and all but three of his 17 games have been for 20 or more. He is thriving off the ball with an assist coming off 38 percent of his field goals -- up from 31 last season. Apparently, his terrific time with Team USA was a sign of things to come.
Dec 4 - 10:47 PM

Kyrie Irving matched a career-high 10 rebounds against the Pacers on Saturday with 24 points, five rebounds, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

He set a season high in blocks tonight and he's really been in a groove on the stat sheet. Over his previous 10 games, Irving averaged 20.4 points, 3.5 boards, 5.2 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.3 blocks on 49.3 percent from the field. His fantasy owners should be feeling great right now.
Nov 29 - 11:21 PM

Kyrie Irving has challenged himself this season to become a better defensive player.

"If one person gets going, whether it’s the 1 or 2 [point guard or shooting guard], I’m going to guard them," Irving said. "It’s more or less a personal challenge. I talked to our coaching staff beforehand and told them, 'Whenever I have the chance to guard the point guard, just leave me on him.'" Allowing Irving to guard the opposing team’s top offensive guy may not be the wisest decision, as he’s simply not a top-tier defender in the league; but it’s nice to know he’s committing himself to improving on that end. However, in the fantasy basketball world his lackluster defensive play is a non-factor, and he's currently averaging 21.1 points, 4.8 assists, and a career-high 2.2 three-pointers and 1.8 steals per game, good enough for first-round value.
Nov 27 - 5:17 PM

Kyrie Irving finished with 21 points, three rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks in a tough loss vs. the visiting Raptors on Saturday.

The Cavs shot 36.0 percent in their lowest-scoring game of the year on Friday, and they were stuck at 43.2 percent tonight, including a 3-of-16 mark from downtown. Cavs coach David Blatt said after the game that he's considering a change to the starting lineup, which would inevitably send either Shawn Marion or Anderson Varejao to the bench. Owners scouring the waiver wire for value should keep a close eye on the Cavs' rotations going forward.

Kyrie Irving made 7-of-16 from the field for 22 points against the Wizards on Friday with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and three turnovers in 41 minutes.

It's his second game in a row with two assists while he's also seen his usage take a significant hit. Last year, he had an elite 28.0 usage rate, but this year it's dropped to just 23.8. Thanks to his improved shooting, output in steals and lower turnovers, Irving has still been a first-round guy this season.
Nov 22 - 12:35 AM

Kyrie Irving scored 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting (3-of-7 from deep, 8-of-9 from the line) with four rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in Friday's win.

This big line pushed him closer to within a stone's throw of his mid-second round ADP and owners have to be thrilled that nothing disastrous has happened so far playing next to LeBron and Kevin Love.
Nov 14 - 11:30 PM

Following the Cav's 118-111 win over the Pelicans on Monday, Kyrie Irving said the Cavs are finally starting to play together as a team.

Irving scored 32 points to go with five rebounds, nine assists, and four three-pointers during the win and spoke of the team's blossoming chemistry after the game. "This game was special because it was the first game we actually played well together as a group," Irving said. The Cavs still have some building to do, but the fact that Irving and LeBron James were able to co-exist on Monday night is a great sign for fantasy owners.
Nov 11 - 9:52 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3A.J. Price
SG1Shawn Marion
2Dion Waiters
3James Jones
4Joe Harris
SF1LeBron James
2Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Anderson Varejao
2Brendan Haywood
3Louis Amundson