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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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Cavs' head coach David Blatt said that Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will return to action on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.
Irving won't be available for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets, giving Matthew Dellavedova one more game with the starting unit. Dellavedova managed to put up 14 inefficient points during Friday's loss to the Pacers, but those numbers came with both LeBron James and Irving out of the lineup. With James set to return on Sunday, Dellavedova isn't going to be a great option in most leagues. Mar 1 - 2:10 PM

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Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not play against the Rockets on Sunday.

It'll be his second game out of the lineup for the Cavs and he should be considered questionable for Tuesday against the Celtics. Matthew Dellavedova put up a fluky 14-point, 10-board game on Friday, but that was also without LeBron James. Outside of maybe giving J.R. Smith, Kevin Love and LeBron a little bump in usage rate, there's not much impact from Kyrie missing time. Iman Shumpert may play more for owners in deeper leagues.
Feb 28 - 5:42 PM

Kyrie Irving (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets.

An MRI taken on his shoulder reportedly came back clean, and he is said to be dealing with a minor strain. We will know more on his status after shootaround Sunday morning, so his owners will want to be on alert for an update. If Kyrie sits, Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova will see increased minutes in the backcourt.

David Blatt said that Kyrie Irving's (shoulder) MRI came back clear enough that he may be able to suit up for Sunday's game vs. Houston.

Irving is just dealing with a shoulder strain, so hopefully he'll be ready to go on Sunday after sitting out of Friday's game vs. the Pacers. Matthew Dellavedova will slide into the starting point guard spot for as long as Irving is out, but with averages of just 6.6 points, 4.9 assists, and 1.8 three-pointers with the starting unit, Dellavedova's value is limited to very deep leagues.
Feb 27 - 5:49 PM

Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not play on Friday against the Pacers.

He suffered the left shoulder strain on Friday, but he was back on the bench following the injury. Irving had an MRI and it would appear he's day-to-day because the team did not rule him out for Sunday against the Rockets. Matthew Dellavedova logged all of the backup point guard minutes on Thursday night and is likely going to start.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 27 - 3:34 PM

Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will not travel to Indiana on Thursday night is now doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

Irving is set to undergo an MRI on Friday morning, so his owners will have to agonizingly wait for an update. The fact that he is not going to travel with the team should all but rule him out for Friday, but crazier things have happened. Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova will have their hands full in the backcourt if Irving sits, while LeBron James and Kevin Love will carry the load on offense for the Cavs.

Kyrie Irving said that his shoulder was sore after Thursday's game vs. the Warriors, and he will see how he feels in the morning before deciding on his status for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

We will keep him on the injury report unless we get a positive report after shootaround on Friday, but his owners should have backup plan ready just in case. Irving was able to play through the pain against the Warriors and managed to score 24 points, but there's no telling how his shoulder will respond once the adrenaline from the thrilling matchup with Stephen Curry wears off. If Irving sits Friday, expect Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova to see an uptick in minutes for Cleveland, while LeBron James and Kevin Love would have even more responsibility on offense.

Kyrie Irving played through a shoulder injury in Thursday's win over the Warriors, finishing with 24 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

He was simply battling soreness in his shoulder after a minor bump so his owners shouldn't be too concerned. Irving shot just 6-of-17 from the field and 2-of-8 from 3-point range, but his owners can cut him some slack considering he had to go up against the man they call Stephen Curry.
Feb 26 - 10:55 PM

Kyrie Irving scored an efficient 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting (4-of-4 from the line) Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, two assists, two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers over 23 minutes of action.

While Irving isn't going to be an elite assists guy (5.4 per game), his steady and efficient contributions to the scoring (21.8 points per game) 3-pointers (2.2) and steals (1.5) have him turning in first-round value on the year. He shows no signs of slowing down, and he should have a strong second-half of the season as Cleveland fights for a higher seed in the East.
Feb 22 - 5:53 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 28 efficient points in Sunday's easy victory, making 10-of-14 shots with five 3-pointers, four rebounds, one steal, 10 assists and only one turnover.

The game wasn't as competitive as the 120-105 final score suggests, and Irving took full advantage of L.A.'s poor defense to notch double-digit dimes for just the fourth time all season. Although Kyrie's assists have taken a slight dip to 5.3 per game with LeBron in Cleveland, he's still racking up top-12 value in 8-cat leagues thanks to efficient, high-volume scoring (21.9 ppg), copious 3s (2.2) and solid assists and steals (1.5).
Feb 8 - 6:30 PM

Kyrie Irving made just 1-of-5 from the field and all seven shots from the line for 10 points with six rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

It's his second sub-par game in his last three with just 12 points on Saturday. Irving's ability off the ball has been a big reason why he's improved and is much more efficient than ever before thanks to 2.1 treys per game. He's also putting up a career-low in turnovers per game. Fantasy owners can consider him as a top-20 player.
Feb 5 - 10:46 PM

Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 24 points against the 76ers on Monday with five rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers.

He was 9-of-16 from the field tonight and is shooting the ball very well this season. A big part of his success is making 41 percent from deep on the year, which is a huge increase from 36 percent last season. Irving is adjusting with his new teammates better than most expected.
Feb 2 - 10:13 PM

Kyrie Irving scored an NBA season-high 55 points in a thrilling 99-94 victory over Blazers on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, five assists, two steals and 11 triples in 39 minutes.

On top of that, he hit a cold-blooded 3-pointer with six seconds left to give the Cavs a three-point lead. Irving made 17-of-36 from the field and all 10 from the line. He also made six 3-pointers on Tuesday and has at least three in four straight. After his career night, it's safe to say this is his peak for the season.
Jan 28 - 9:34 PM

Kyrie Irving matched his season-high of 38 points in a win over the Pistons on Tuesday, adding six assists, three boards, three steals, one block and six 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

The six 3-pointers were also a season-high, and his owners have got to be thrilled with this line. Irving has been an elite fantasy asset this season, and one of the main reasons why is because he has only missed a total of three games. If he continues to stay healthy, there is no reason to think that his numbers won't continue to improve as the Cavs try to surge up the standings in the Eastern Conference.
Jan 27 - 11:19 PM

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

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
3Kendrick Perkins
4Anderson Varejao