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Kyrie Irving | Guard | #2

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
College: Duke
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLE
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Kyrie Irving managed just eight points on 4-of-13 shooting in Monday's 103-74 blowout loss in San Antonio.
Remember the Alamo? Remember when the Cavaliers were in first place in the Eastern Conference? That was earlier in the day. Kyrie, LeBron and the wine and gold slipped to a half-game back of the idle Boston Celtics for the top spot in the East with this embarrassing, costly loss. The Cavs are not a well-oiled machine right now and they have precious few days to get it together before the games really start to be meaningful. The eight points for Irving matched his worst since a 3-of-17 shooting performance Nov. 5, 2016 at Philadelphia. Mar 27 - 11:36 PM

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Kyrie Irving made 8-of-23 from the field for 23 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

It was a game Irving may want to forget. He couldn't knock down jumpers while John Wall just did whatever he wanted on shot selection. The Cavs are now just 0.5 games ahead of the Celtics for the No. 1 seed, which could make it less likely Irving gets additional rest.
Mar 25 - 10:21 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points on 11-of-22 shooting in Friday's win over the Hornets.

He hit a pair of throws and added seven assists, one rebound, four steals and two triples. Irving played 38 minutes in the win, so his owners will want to make sure he's active for Saturday's game vs. the Wizards on the second night of a back-to-back set -- the Celtics are two losses behind the Cavs, so the big three will likely play for Cleveland as they fight for seeding.
Mar 24 - 9:53 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 33 points in 27 minutes vs. Denver, making 11-of-22 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs, but it wasn't enough to avoid a 126-113 defeat.

Kyrie went 4-of-5 from downtown with three assists, two rebounds and zero turnovers tonight. LeBron James was also efficient with 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting, but offense wasn't the problem -- Cleveland put up no defensive resistance and the Nuggets finished 53.1 percent from the field. They'll try to right the ship in Charlotte on Friday.
Mar 22 - 11:59 PM

Kyrie Irving blitzed the Lakers on Sunday with a season-high 46 points, making 15-of-21 field goals and 10-of-10 free throws with six 3-pointers, three assists and two rebounds in 38 minutes.

Irving exited Thursday's game due to a sore and tight left knee, and he sat out Saturday's game as a precaution -- the rest obviously served him well. He dealt with left knee tendinitis late in the 2014-15 season, and eventually required surgery to fix a fractured kneecap, so the Cavs will likely play it safe with their star PG with the postseason looming. Owners can expect him to play in Denver on Wednesday, but a DNP wouldn't be shocking during the Cavs' back-to-back set on Friday and Saturday.
Mar 20 - 12:43 AM

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love will all return on Sunday after sitting out Saturday's game to rest.

There was never any doubt that they Cavs' Big Three would be active tonight, but it never hurts to confirm. Irving did have minor left knee tightness that flared up on Thursday, so we'll keep an eye on that tonight.
Mar 19 - 9:22 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee, rest) will not play on Saturday vs. the Clippers.

He left Thursday's game early with left knee tightness, and while the issue isn't considered serious, the Cavs will hold him out as a precaution. LeBron James and Kevin Love are also resting, but hopefully all three will be good to go for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers. With Irving out, Deron Williams will get the start and is a nice short-term option.
Mar 18 - 7:09 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee tightness) said he is going to receive treatment and is "hoping" that he doesn't have to miss any time.

Irving told reporters that his left knee had been sore for 48 hours and that it tightened up after sitting to start the fourth quarter on Thursday night. He took himself out with 8:31 remaining and did not return. "I knew what was best for my body at the time," Irving said. "I'm hoping that I don't have to miss any days, but if it really comes down to that and the bigger picture is way more important than a few days, then that's what it's going to be. But as of right now I'm fine." Deron Williams would draw the start if Kyrie is unable to play on Saturday in L.A.
Mar 17 - 9:09 AM

Coach Ty Lue said Kyrie Irving (knee tightness) is fine.

Lue made it sound like Irving would be able to play in the next game on Saturday against the Clippers. Although, the Cavs are on a L.A. back-to-back, so there is a chance he rests in the national game. If not, maybe he rests on Sunday. Whatever the case, there will be multiple rest days coming for Kyrie. Deron Williams isn't really an add, though.
Mar 16 - 9:42 PM

Kyrie Irving is dealing with left knee tightness and will not return on Thursday night.

He hasn't really had any noteworthy left knee injuries since his left knee injury during the 2015 Finals against the Warriors, so hopefully it's just a minor flare up. The Cavs were just about to get healthy, but now they have this dark cloud hanging over their heads. Hopefully, this is just precautionary. Even if Irving gets the all clear, the likelihood he gets rest goes way up for next season. Deron Williams is a speculative add if you have something to cut. Irving finishes with 21 points, four rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes. Expect an update after the game.
Mar 16 - 9:08 PM

Kyrie Irving played 30 minutes and hit 9-of-14 shots and 4-of-4 3-pointers for 26 points and six assists in an easy win over the Pistons.

Just another day at the office for Kyrie, but it might have been even better had the score not been so lopsided.
Mar 14 - 10:14 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 22 points in a 116-104 win over the Magic on Saturday.

He shot 9-of-22 from the field and nearly triple-doubled with eight rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two treys. The concern for fantasy owners is that he played 36 minutes and LeBron James played 38, so there's a chance that both players could be rested in Houston on Sunday for the second game of a back-to-back set. If Irving plays Sunday, his next best chance to be rested will be on Mar. 18 vs. the Clippers or Mar. 19 vs. the Lakers (both games are on the road).
Mar 11 - 9:35 PM

Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 32 points with seven rebounds and three assists on Monday against the Heat.

Irving hit four of his nine field-goal attempts, looking well rested after taking off Saturday night in Miami in the front end of the home-and-home. He is working on a streak of 13 consecutive games with 22 or more points dating back to Feb. 1. Irving is averaging 28.1 points per game during the span, well over his season average of 25.0 PPG.
Mar 6 - 10:16 PM

Kyrie Irving (rest), LeBron James (rest) and Richard Jefferson will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Miami.

Irving, LeBron and Jefferson will be joined by Iman Shumpert and Tristan Thompson in the first unit. Deron Williams and James Jones will return to the bench. Irving is healthy and belongs in all fantasy lineups.
Mar 6 - 5:26 PM

Kyrie Irving will rest against the Heat on Saturday.

He was spectacular on Friday with 43 points, but this rest was hardly a surprise. After all, Irving did rest in both games of a back-to-back set earlier this season. He'll certainly see more rest going forward. For tonight, Deron Williams will get a big chance to produce as the starter. DeAndre Liggins will back him up.
Mar 4 - 6:39 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2DeAndre Liggins
3Deron Williams
4Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson
2Larry Sanders