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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 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

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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

Tyronn Lue said that he wants Kyrie Irving to attack early on in the shot clock during Game 3.

"We need Kyrie to be aggressive," said Lue. "He’s a scorer; he’s a special player. He has the best handle in the NBA, so he’s able to play iso basketball. But he’s got to make quick decisions." The Dubs constantly switching on pick-and-rolls has made life difficult for Irving, and he's gotten into a bad habit of dribbling out the shot clock and forcing up a bad shot. He'll need to make the right reads for the Cavs to have a chance of evening up the series back on their home court.
Jun 8 - 12:45 PM

Kyrie Irving was smothered during the Cavs' Game 2 defeat, finishing with 10 points on 5-of-14 shooting, three rebounds, one assist, three steals and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

Tyronn Lue said before the game that Cleveland needed to get out in transition, have better ball movement in halfcourt sets, and play with more physicality. They showed improvement in those areas early in the game, taking a six-point lead in the second quarter, but Golden State's defense soon locked down and the Cavs wound up scoring just 33 points in the second half en route to a 110-77 defeat. Kyrie attempted zero free throws tonight, something that happened seven times during the regular season.
Jun 5 - 10:47 PM

Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 26 points against the Warriors on Thursday with three rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

The Cavs tried to hide him on defense against Harrison Barnes at times, but that's part of the reason Barnes had arguably his best game. Irving was very aggressive on the offensive end with 12 attempts from the line while his teammates combined for just eight, but he was just 7-of-22 from the field. The Cavs are going to need his offense, so coach Ty Lue will need to figure out how assist Irving on defense.
Jun 2 - 11:52 PM

Kyrie Irving was terrific during a 113-87 series-clinching win over the Raptors on Friday, scoring 30 points with four rebounds, nine assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

Irving really buckled down on offense and put on a display of his full arsenal. On the downside, he has struggled on the defensive end, so that doesn't bode well against either Stephen Curry or Russell Westbrook. Additionally, LeBron James said after the game that Kyrie was banged up for all four rounds of the playoffs last year and added Irving is healthier this time around. Last year, Irving went down after 44 minutes due to a fractured knee in Game 1 of The Finals, so things should be different. Expect him to play heavy minutes in an up-tempo style.
May 27 - 11:40 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting vs. the Raptors on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and just one turnover in 27 minutes.

The Cavs roared out to a 31-point lead in the first half, the largest first-half lead in NBA Conference finals history, and they never looked back. Their 'big three' was perfectly in sync, scoring at least 23 points each in the blowout, and as a team they shot a ridiculous 57.1 percent from the field. Tristan Thompson added nine points and 10 boards, J.R. Smith had seven points six boards and four steals, and Cleveland can now clinch the series with a win in Toronto on Friday.
May 25 - 11:29 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Raptors on Monday.

It was a better offensive bounce-back game in this loss. Irving was just 3-of-19 from the field in Game 3, but he made 11-of-21 from the field tonight. On the downside, Irving was torched on the defensive end with Lowry getting almost anything he wanted. Expect him to get a ton of shots in Game 5.
May 23 - 11:25 PM