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Kyrie Irving | Guard | #11

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
College: Duke
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Coach Brad Stevens said he spent "a lot of time" on Thursday with Kyrie Irving to discuss LeBron James and the other four returning Cavs players.
Irving reportedly left Cleveland to be the man, so he may have to make his impact off the court. As far as his health goes, Irving is walking without crutches for almost a month and has been on the sidelines. He should be ready to roll for next season. May 11 - 4:44 PM

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Kyrie Irving (knee surgery) has been walking without crutches and his recovery has been "very good."

Celtics coach Brad Stevens admitted he was surprised to see Kyrie without crutches less than two weeks after surgery to remove two screws from his left knee. Boston's training staff is reportedly "excited" by Irving's initial progress and all signs point to a full recovery, ideally in time for training camp.
Apr 16 - 3:27 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) underwent successful surgery Saturday to remove two screws in his left patella.

"The surgery went exactly as planned, and we expect Kyrie to be fully healthy for training camp in the fall," said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. Irving's days of playing 80 games in a season are probably over, so that will cap his fantasy value in a big way next year.
Apr 7 - 5:26 PM

Kyrie Irving will undergo surgery on his knee and will be sidelined for 4-5 months.

He will have the procedure on Saturday "to remove two screws implanted in his patella from an injury suffered during the 2015 NBA Finals." The Celtics have made it clear that they will prioritize Irving's long-term health, and Celtics GM Danny Ainge recently admitted that another surgery was in his future. With a 4-5 month timetable, hopefully this means Irving will be ready to roll for training camp.
Apr 5 - 1:31 PM

In addition to the regular season, Kyrie Irving (knee surgery) will not return at any point during the postseason.

This comes as a huge surprise because the Celtics gave him a 3-6 week timetable on Mar. 24. It's not clear if he had a setback or if it's not healing as quickly as hoped, but this another tough blow for a Boston team that has already had major injuries to Marcus Smart, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis. Irving's ADP for next season is dropping by the day, but it will be interesting to see how far Terry Rozier can take this team.
Apr 5 - 12:53 PM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens provided an update on Kyrie Irving's (knee) progress on Saturday.

"I saw him yesterday, spent a lot of time with him," Stevens said. "Spirits were good. Bending, extending his knee on a training table. No on-court videos. No 360 dunks." The Celtics gave him a 3-6 week timetable on Mar. 24, so his status for the first round of the playoffs remains up in the air.
Apr 1 - 11:22 AM

Kyrie Irving's minimally-invasive procedure on his knee "revealed that the fractured patella Irving suffered in 2015 has completely healed and his knee is structurally sound overall" according to Matt Dollinger of

This is great news and it sounds like this was a relatively minor procedure. The Celtics gave him a 3-6 week timetable, but his status for the first-round of the playoffs is up in the air. Terry Rozier will hold down the fort in the meantime.
Mar 25 - 10:02 AM

Kyrie Irving (knee) underwent a minimally-invasive procedure on Saturday to remove a tension wire in his left knee.

He is expected to return to basketball activities in 3-6 weeks. This likely means Irving could be back for the first round of the playoffs as he recovers from this lingering knee injury, but worst case he's out for the first two rounds. General manager Danny Ainge has mentioned Irving's knee issue could cut his season short going forward, so that'll be something to watch. Terry Rozier has the keys to the offense for the rest of the regular season.
Mar 24 - 3:31 PM

The Celtics announced on Friday that Kyrie Irving will undergo a minimally invasive procedure on Saturday to alleviate irritation in his left knee.

The Celtics press release adds that "further information will be provided following [Saturday’s] procedure, and the team will have no further comment until that time." Irving had already been ruled out of the team's four-game road trip, which begins Friday and concludes next Wednesday. While waiting for another update, we have to assume that this procedure means he'll be sidelined longer than just a week. Wait one more day for official word from the team if you must, but Irving will likely have to be waived in all re-draft leagues. Terry Rozier is locked into the starting PG spot and heavy minutes going forward.
Mar 23 - 12:43 PM

Kyrie Irving (sore left knee) will not travel with the team to begin their four-game road trip, although he could rejoin the team at some point during the trip.

Irving will not play Tuesday, and appears to be headed for another four games on the sidelines, meaning his earliest possible return date will be March 31. He's a cut-candidate in most head-to-head leagues. Terry Rozier, Jayson Tatum and Al Horford will all be picking up the slack in his absence, and with Marcus Smart (thumb) also out, Shane Larkin will see an increased role in the rotation. Rozier is the PG you want to own, though. For what it's worth, Adrian Wojnarowski reports that there is no structural damage in Irving's knee, and the belief is that prolonged rest will ultimately be the best remedy.

Kyrie Irving is reportedly seeking a second opinion on his sore left knee.

This is Irving's surgically repaired knee, and he reportedly needs to have the screws removed, as they've been the cause of the recent flare-ups. Irving can either play through the pain or undergo a procedure to have the screws removed, which would cost him time on the sidelines. It's unclear how long the surgery would sideline him for, but he's reportedly scheduled for a consultation tomorrow, so we should know more soon. Terry Rozier is absolutely must-own in all leagues.
Mar 20 - 5:28 PM

Kyrie Irving (sore left knee) and Jaylen Brown (concussion) will remain on the sidelines for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.

Brad Stevens said on Sunday that Irving was "feeling better," but they've made it clear that they won't bring him back until he's clearly 100%, so Tuesday will mark his fourth straight game on the sidelines with a sore knee. It's also not a great sign that he's getting ruled out a full 24 hours in advance. Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum will be very busy on the offensive end while these guys are out, and Greg Monroe will see some more minutes and shots falling his way. Irving's next opportunity to play will come Friday in Portland.

Kyrie Irving (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Pelicans.

There was a chance Irving was going to play today, but ultimately, the Celtics will play it safe with his sore left knee. Jaylen Brown (concussion), Marcus Smart (thumb) and Daniel Theis (knee) will join Irving on the sidelines, so Terry Rozier, Marcus Morris and Al Horford will be asked to step it up on offense, with more minutes falling to guys like Shane Larkin and Greg Monroe. Irving's next opportunity to play will come Tuesday vs. OKC, and for now, we'll be considering him questionable for that one.

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

This comes from the official game notes, but it's worth noting that Irving was previously listed as out. He traveled with the team to New Orleans and we should get another update following the morning shootaround. If Irving returns from a two-game absence, the Celtics won't need to rely on Terry Rozier, Jayson Tatum and Al Horford nearly as much.
Mar 18 - 11:02 AM

Kyrie Irving (knee) is listed as out on the injury report for Friday's game vs. Orlando.

This is not a surprise, as Irving was expected to miss Friday's contest. However, Irving is reportedly traveling with the team and has a chance to return for Sunday's game in New Orleans. With Kyrie sidelined, Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum will again see heavy minutes and very high usage rates on Friday night.
Mar 16 - 10:04 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Jaylen Brown
2Marcus Smart
3Abdel Nader
4Jabari Bird
SF1Jayson Tatum
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Marcus Morris
2Daniel Theis
3Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes
3Greg Monroe