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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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LeBron James recently said that Kyrie Irving is the best point guard in the NBA.
"It's part of the reason I came back," LeBron told SLAM Magazine. "I think he can be the best point guard in our league." It's possible that LeBron is just pumping up his new teammate, but it's also possible that his opinion was swayed by Irving's recent strong play at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Irving averaged 20.8 points, 6.1 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.7 three-pointers a game with the Cavs last season on 43.0 percent shooting from the field, but his fantasy value may take a hit this season as the addition of LeBron and Kevin Love will bring down his usage rate. Sep 18 - 10:39 AM

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Kyrie Irving was named MVP of the FIBA World Cup after leading Team USA to the gold medal with a 129-92 victory vs. Serbia.

Irving was on fire throughout the championship game, scoring 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting including a perfect 6-of-6 from beyond the arc. James Harden added 23 points in the victory and eight different U.S. players scored in the double-digits. The All-World Cup Team featured Irving, teammate Kenneth Faried, Pau Gasol, Nicolas Batum and Serbian SG Milos Teodosic.
Sep 14 - 5:02 PM

Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 18 points during Team USA's 96-68 semifinal win over Lithuania on Thursday, adding one rebound, four assists, two steals, two turnovers and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

He's looked great all tournament long and no other guard can cover him at FIBA. Irving hasn't had help on his Cavs for most of his career, so playing with this kind of talent could be foreshadowing to how his 2013-14 season goes. Still, his usage rate figures to take a massive hit, which will undoubtedly hurt his fantasy value.
Sep 11 - 5:06 PM

Kyrie Irving admitted that he "couldn't even sit down on the bench" after taking a hard fall during Friday's FIBA World Cup game, but he's since fully recovered.

Irving hurt his left hip but he has since played without limitations in victories against Mexico and Slovenia. He's never been to the playoffs and conceded that Team USA's march into the World Cup semifinals has been "by far the biggest stage [he's] played on in [his] career." With LeBron James and Kevin Love coming to help him in Cleveland next season, that's likely to change in a hurry.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 10 - 9:15 AM

Kyrie Irving went through Friday's practice will be 100 percent for Saturday's game vs. Mexico.

That means he's likely going to start again, and he should based on his performances in the first five games. Irving has been nearly unstoppable in the open court and he's taking excellent shots in halfcourt sets. It'll be interesting to see how he responds to having such high-profile teammates in Cleveland, which will likely negatively affect his fantasy value.
Sep 5 - 11:48 AM

Kyrie Irving took a hard fall during Team USA's 95-71 win over Team Ukraine at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

Irving's status is unclear for Team USA's next game, but Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski said he wouldn't hesitate to start Derrick Rose if Kyrie is unable to go. The Cavaliers star posted 11 points, three rebounds, six assists, and four steals in 21 minutes during Thursday win. Update: Kyrie Irving addressed his fall on twitter shortly after team USA's win over Ukraine. "Im all good everybody, just a tough fall. Appreciate the concern #ontobarcelona"
Sep 4 - 1:53 PM

Coach Mike Krzyzewski could alternate Kyrie Irving and Derrick Rose as his starting point guards for the FIBA World Cup.

Irving will start in Tuesday's final exhibition vs. Slovenia. Rose was expected to be ahead of Irving, but Kyrie has been absolutely ridiculous during Team USA's exhibition run. The team also sat Rose out for a couple games, so bringing him off the bench could keep his minutes in check. They'll look to dominate in Group C vs. Turkey, New Zealand, Dominican Republic and Ukraine when the tournament starts on Aug. 30.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 25 - 10:41 AM

Kyrie Irving made 11-of-15 from the field in his three games with Team USA this month.

He made both attempts from beyond the arc, which gives him an absurd 80.0 effective field goal percentage. Defenders can't keep Irving in front of them, which has been the highlight of his game to date. It's going to be very interesting to see how he meshes with all the talent around him. Considering his injury history, there are still probably about 15 other guards worth targeting over Kyrie in upcoming fantasy drafts.
Aug 22 - 12:31 PM

Kyrie Irving looked phenomenal vs. the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, making all five of his field goal attempts for 12 points with five assists and two 3-pointers.

He made it looked easy out there and nobody could cover him. Irving looked sharp and didn't take bad shots in the easy win. He hasn't been the most efficient point guard in the NBA, but that could change now that he'll have some help in Cleveland. We'd expect his fantasy value to take a bit of a hit along with his usage rate.
Aug 20 - 8:57 PM

Kyrie Irving admitted in a recent interview that through his first three seasons with the Cavaliers he was not a leader.

"Everybody asks me if this is my year to be a leader … I haven’t been so far though, not at all," Irving said. "I’ve just been a kid trying to figure it out. There’s no perfect way to be a leader, and coming in as a 19-year-old kid and having everything bearing on your shoulders, there are a lot of ups and downs. Now it’s about being the best every single day and not being afraid." Irving won't have to be a leader with LeBron James in town, and he can now transition to the role of apprentice. Irving averaged 20.8 points, 6.1 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.7 three-pointers a game with the Cavs last season on 43.0 percent shooting from the field. However, with LeBron James driving and kicking, you can expect Irving's 3-point numbers to increase as well as his field goal percentage.
Aug 18 - 4:31 PM

Kyrie Irving is prepping for the World Cup of Basketball in Las Vegas, but he's already planning the 2014-15 season with new teammate LeBron James.

Irving is taking part in Team USA's training camp in Vegas, but is already talking to LeBron James about the 2014-15 season. "At first you were speechless because you couldn’t believe it," Irving said. "I’ve been watching LeBron for a while now and it’s nice to be going to run along side of him and be his point guard." Irving averaged 20.8 points, 6.1 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.7 three-pointers a game last season.
Jul 29 - 9:22 AM

Kyrie Irving officially signed his max contract extension with the Cavaliers on Thursday.

Although the terms of the contract were not given in the teams' official press release, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that the deal is for five years, and is worth $90 million. Irving has proven himself to be one of the best young point guards in the NBA, and should be an early round selection in all fantasy basketball drafts.
Jul 10 - 3:46 PM

Kyrie Irving reportedly made a recruiting pitch to LeBron James, and said that the Cavs will give LeBron all the help he needs.

There is a lot of talk out there about LeBron making a potential return to the franchise that drafted him. And while it's impossible to know what LeBron is thinking, it would be a bit shocking to see him return to a team whose fan base posted numerous videos of themselves burning his jersey, and whose owner publicly scorned his existence upon his departure. Stay tuned.
Jul 7 - 6:55 PM

The Cavaliers and Kyrie Irving have agreed on a max, 5-year contract extension, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The deal, which can be signed on July 10, is worth $90 million and this is the first big move of free agency. Locking down Irving for the next six years is also a massive win for Dan Gilbert and the Cavaliers, as the chances of Irving signing elsewhere were at least a possibility. Now let's just hope he can stay healthy and live up to the hype, as he's had his share of ups and downs during his time in Cleveland.
Jul 1 - 1:54 AM

The Cavaliers brass are reportedly flying out to New Jersey to offer Kyrie Irving a max contract extension when free agency opens up on July 1.

The contract will be for 5 years worth $90 million, and Kyrie is reportedly expected to sign. Irving's defensive abilities have been questioned, but there's not doubt that he is a max contract kind of player. He's an elite talent on the offensive end, and in his third season with Cleveland, Kyrie put up averages of 20.8 points, 6.1 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.7 three-pointers a game. He has had issues with staying healthy in the past, but he was able to suit up for 71 games last season.
Jun 30 - 2:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3John Lucas
SG1Dion Waiters
2James Jones
3Joe Harris
SF1LeBron James
2Shawn Marion
3Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Erik Murphy
4Dwight Powell
5Shane Edwards
6Malcolm Thomas
C1Anderson Varejao
2Brendan Haywood
3Alex Kirk