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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 scored 18 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers against the Hornets on Friday.
He did have to ask out of the game with a right hand injury, but he was able to return. Irving also picked up the first technical foul of his career, which is something considering it was the 222nd game of his NBA career. He's been great with his new teammates and is exceeding most expectations. Jan 23 - 11:16 PM

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Kyrie Irving (illess) will play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

He missed shootaround due to the illness and should be ready to go against Trey Burke tonight. Irving should be in all standard league lineups.
Jan 21 - 6:47 PM

Kyrie Irving (illness) missed shootaround but is probable to play on Wednesday against the Jazz.

Irving torched the Bulls on Monday with 18 points and 12 assists all while playing stifling defense on Derrick Rose. Owners should check back before tip-off just to be safe, but Irving should be in all lineups even if he isn't feeling 100 percent.
Jan 21 - 11:09 AM

Kyrie Irving scored 37 points on 12-of-18 shooting (5-of-7 from deep, 8-of-9 from the line) with four rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in Friday's win over the Clippers.

Irving might enjoy a few more touches for however long Kevin Love (back) may be out, but in the end owners can just pencil him in for mid second-round value.
Jan 17 - 3:02 AM

Kyrie Irving had a tough night vs. the Suns on Tuesday, scoring nine points with six assists, one steal and a game-high eight turnovers in 44 minutes.

He shot 4-of-14 from the field with only one rebound, and his copious turnovers ended the week on a sour note for owners in 9-cat leagues. The Suns are giving up 23.7 points per game to opposing point guards this season, second-most in the NBA, which makes Kyrie's dud even more disappointing. He'll look to get back on track vs. the hapless Lakers on Thursday.
Jan 13 - 11:57 PM

Kyrie Irving hit 15-of-26 shots and four 3-pointers on his way to a season-high 38 points, two rebounds, three assists and a steal on Wednesday.

It was tough to see this one coming, not only because he was returning from a 1.5 game absence due to a back injury, but also because he was going up against Patrick Beverley's tough defense. Get him back in your lineup.
Jan 7 - 11:17 PM

Kyrie Irving (back) participated in the Cavaliers' shootaround, and he will start on Wednesday against the Rockets.

He sat out against the 76ers on Monday due to tightness in his lower back, so it will be interesting to see how his back holds up throughout the game. However, owners in daily leagues may want to avoid Irving on Wednesday considering he will be going up against the defensive stalwart known as Patrick Beverley. Matthew Dellavedova's value takes a big hit with this news.

Kyrie Irving (lower back tightness) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the 76ers.

Irving initially hurt his back during the second half of Friday's game vs. Charlotte, and aggravated it during Sunday’s game vs. Dallas, so he will stay in Cleveland to receive treatment while the Cavs travel to Philadelphia. Head coach David Blatt said that this will not be a long-term issue, but he is worried short-term, which is probably why Irving will rest against the 76ers. Expect Kevin Love to step up in a big way against a putrid 76ers squad, with Matthew Dellavedova, Dion Waiters, and Shawn Marion also being given more responsibilities.

Kyrie Irving sat out the entire fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Mavs with lower back tightness.

Irving finished Sunday's game with just six points on 2-of-9 shooting from the field, to go with three assists, two rebounds, one steal, and one turnover. It's not yet known if this injury will cause Irving to miss any additional time, but we'll be monitoring his status closely. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Monday's game vs. the 76ers, and if he's unable to go, Kevin Love is going to have plenty of opportunity as he puts Cleveland on his back. Stay tuned.
Jan 4 - 3:10 PM

Kyrie Irving made 8-of-27 from the field against the Hornets on Friday with 23 points, four rebounds, three assists, four steals, one turnover and no 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

It's the 10th game of his career he's attempted more than 25 shots from the field and none of those previous nine resulted in less than 10 makes. Irving is missing LeBron James (knee, back) right now based on his 39.0 percent from the field in his past three, but he has a whopping 25.7 shots per game with a Russell Westbrook-like 36.0 usage rate in that span. He's going to be very busy in the next two weeks.
Jan 2 - 11:21 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) returned from his two-game absence to finish Tuesday's road loss to the Hawks with a game-high 35 points in 43 minutes, making 13-of-27 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs.

He added three 3-pointers, six rebounds, nine assists, two steals and eight turnovers. LeBron James was out with a sore knee, which temporarily left more opportunities for Irving, but that doesn't detract from what Kyrie has done this season. He's turning the ball over less often (1.7 turnovers per game) while shooting better from the field (46.7 percent), and is on pace to finish with first-round fantasy value.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 10:15:00 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) confirmed that he will play against the Hawks on Tuesday.

Irving will return after missing the last two games due to a bone bruise and can safely be plugged back into fantasy lineups. Dion Waiters' fantasy value takes a small hit with this news, while Matthew Dellavedova will return to the bench.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Kyrie Irving (knee) went through Monday's practice, and he is expected to play on Tuesday against the Hawks.

Irving has missed the last two contests with a bone bruise, but it doesn't seem like he'll need additional time off despite suggestions he may miss another game or two. Owners should check back to be certain he hasn't had any setbacks going into the game on LeBron's 30th birthday, but it appears he's on track to return. Matthew Dellavedova would go back to the bench.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 01:27:00 PM

Kevin Love said on Sunday that Kyrie Irving (knee) could miss another game or two.

This is a tough blow for Irving, as he has had a terrific season so far. We will consider him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks, but it looks like the Cavaliers will opt to rest their star point guard for now. If Irving sits, expect Matthew Dellavedova to continue to start with Dion Waiters seeing extra playing time off of the bench.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:43:00 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Pistons, but head coach David Blatt is hopeful to have him available for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

We'll be monitoring Irving's status closely heading into Tuesday's game, but for now, Matthew Dellavedova will continue to start at point guard for the Cavs. Dellavedova isn't a part of the Cavs offense, and won't be a very attractive option in daily leagues. Dion Waiters is probably the biggest beneficiary sans Irving, and he looks like a nice plug-and-play option with a favorable matchup vs. Detroit.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 02:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Joe Harris
4James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Shawn Marion
3Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Brendan Haywood
3Anderson Varejao