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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 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

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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

Kyrie Irving made 3-of-19 from the field for 13 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

He was in some pain after some contact under the basket. Irving did play through it, but he was clearly in some discomfort after the game. There doesn't appear to be anything seriously wrong with him, so he should be all good for Game 4. Irving had by far his worst game after shooting an even 50.0 percent from the field in his previous 10 games.
May 21 - 11:09 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers in 37 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

He is really taking it to the Raptors with a 27-point game during his 30 minutes in Game 1. Irving has tremendous efficiency in this postseason with a 60.6 true shooting percentage on a 28.2 usage rate. Plus, he has a solid 2.9 assist:turnover ratio in his 35.8 minutes during these 10 wins. The Cavs look really dangerous when Kyrie is on and his minutes increase has helped his fantasy value.
May 19 - 11:27 PM

Kyrie Irving dropped 27 points in 30 minutes in Tuesday's Game 1 win over the Raptors.

He got to the rim at will and shot an impressive 11-of-17 from the field, adding five assists, two boards, two blocks, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes. Not only was his offense great, but Irving kept Kyle Lowry in check by limiting him to eight points on 4-of-14 shooting. "He does a tremendous job of leading their team," Irving said of Lowry. "I have to do a great job of keeping my body in front of him, making it difficult and forcing him into tough shots." If Game 1 is any indication, Irving looks poised for a monster series.
May 17 - 11:19 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting during Sunday's Game 4 win over the Hawks, adding eight assists, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, one block and two turnovers in 42 minutes.

Irving dominated the Hawks in this series, hitting his shots at a 48.4 percent clip to go with averages of 21.3 points, 6.3 assists, 1.3 steals, 3.0 triples and just 1.8 turnovers per contest. He’ll have a tougher matchup against either Toronto or Miami in the Eastern Conference Finals, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see his efficiency take a minor hit.
May 8 - 6:27 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points with one rebound, three assists, three steals, two turnovers and four 3-pointers against the Hawks on Friday.

He had a rough start with just four points in the first half, but a 12-point fourth quarter was a big reason why the Cavs pulled out a comeback win. Irving's minutes have been increased to 35.5 per game in the postseason, which is a tad low because the Cavs have been in garbage time for three games. He should be worth his DFS value on most sites right now.
May 6 - 10:15 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 21 points during a win over the Hawks on Monday, adding one rebound, eight assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

He led the Cavs in scoring in the first round and was aggressive again, making 8-of-18 from the field. Irving's defense has been an interesting storyline in these playoffs with some improved play on that end. The Hawks have been tough on defense against point guards this season, but Irving did score 27.5 points per game against them this year.
May 2 - 10:29 PM

Tyronn Lue praised Kyrie Irving's play in the first round, saying "that's what we needed from him."

"He was aggressive and in attack mode the whole series," Lue added. "I knew that during the regular season it was going to be peaks and valleys and I really just had to come to grips with it," Irving said. "I knew that the preparation was for the postseason." The Cavs will need this version of Kyrie to show up regularly if they want to make a deep playoff run. In the opening round, Irving averaged 27.5 points, 4.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 4.0 3-pointers to go with just 1.5 turnovers.
Source: Scout.com
Apr 25 - 9:59 AM

Kyrie Irving had another terrific game vs. the Pistons, leading Cleveland to a Game 4 victory with 31 points (12-of-15 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), three rebounds, five assists and two turnovers in 40 minutes.

Irving scored 10 points during an 80-second burst in the third quarter, drained a buzzer-beater from mid-court, hit a 3-pointer to give Cleveland some breathing-room late in the fourth, and harassed Reggie Jackson into a missed shot at the final buzzer. It was quite a game from Kyrie. He averaged 27.5 points, 4.0 threes and 4.8 assists in four games vs. Detroit, a scary sight for whichever team they face in the second round.
Apr 24 - 11:30 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points with four assists and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

With a five-point lead, less than a minute remaining and only 0.7 seconds left on the shot clock, Irving hit a gorgeous fadeaway trey to ice this game. He has been dominating on the offensive end with 26.3 points per game while his defense has been better than usual, as well. If Kyrie stays hot, the Cavs should be able to make it through the Eastern Conference.
Apr 22 - 10:21 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 31 points on 10-of-24 shooting during Sunday's Game 1 victory over Detroit, adding five boards, six assists, five 3-pointers, two steals, one block and just one turnover in 38 minutes.

The 31 points were a playoff career-high for Irving, and he was ultra-aggressive during the second half of action, posting a ridiculous 38.8 usage rate. Irving and Kevin Love (28 points) combined for 59 points in this one, which was the second-most amount of points scored by a pair of LeBron James' teammates in a playoff game since the 2011 season.
Apr 17 - 6:53 PM

Updating a previous item, Kyrie Irving (rest) will not play against the Pistons on Wednesday.

Well, there is the final update on Irving. Matthew Dellavedova should get most of the point guard minutes tonight and plenty of shots, too. Expect to see some Jordan McRae at the point tonight.
Apr 13 - 6:57 PM

Updating a previous item, Kyrie Irving's status for Wednesday is not determined yet.

He is pushing to play, but coach Ty Lue may keep him out. Fantasy owners won't want to trust Irving and he might be limited on minutes if he is playing. If he doesn't play, we'll see a lot of Matthew Dellavedova with some of Jordan McRae.
Apr 13 - 6:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3Mo Williams
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3James Jones
4Dahntay Jones
5Jordan McRae
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
2Timofey Mozgov
3Sasha Kaun