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Kyrie Irving | Guard

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
College: Duke
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Kyrie Irving scored 20 points on 9-of-19 shooting Sunday, adding seven assists, three rebounds, one 3-pointer, two steals and three turnovers through 31 minutes of action.
Irving has been hot during the month of March, putting in averages of 23.0 points, 5.3 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.0 three-pointers per game on 49.7 percent shooting from the field. He's healthy, and looks ready to take the Cavs on a deep playoff run. Keep rolling him out there. Mar 22 - 5:51 PM

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Kyrie Irving scored 21 points on 5-of-15 from the field against the Heat during a 106-92 loss on Monday, adding two rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers.

He's been ridiculous in his last two games with a combined 90 points. Irving is getting to the basket and taking more 3-pointers, which is going to raise his overall fantasy value. What's more, he always gets the press for his dribbling skills, but Kyrie taking the next step in efficiency this season has been because of his catch-and-shoot shots. He's 22 years old.
Mar 16 - 11:54 PM

Kyrie Irving called last year a "learning experience," and has vowed to grow from that season.

The full interview is worth reading. Irving accepts accountability for his mistakes, and he also admitted to not being prepared for the spotlight. Irving also added that the criticism got to him, but that has all changed this year with LeBron James in town. Irving has scored 90 points over his last two games, including a whopping 92 percent from three-point range during that time.
Mar 16 - 11:18 AM

Kyrie Irving torched the Magic for a game-high 33 points on 12-of-15 shots in Sunday's road win, adding four boards and four assists while making 5-of-6 shots beyond the arc.

Not a bad way to follow-up Thursday's career-high 57-point eruption. Kevin Love's absence left extra shots for Irving but he's proven that he can sustain elite value no matter who's around him, and the only concern for fantasy owners is Cleveland's unfortunate two-game slate in Week 23 (Mar. 30 - Apr. 5).
Mar 15 - 8:42 PM

Kyrie Irving scored the most points in an NBA game this season during an overtime 128-125 win over the Spurs with a career-high 57 points, making 20-of-32 from the field with three boards, five assists, four steals and seven 3-pointers.

He made all seven attempts from deep and all 10 shots from the line to give him an unbelievable 78.3 true shooting percentage. Plus, the Spurs actually defended him very well, but Irving was just hitting ridiculous shots, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to send this one to OT. In fact, the Spurs contested Irving on 30 of his 32 shots, according to SportVU. He's the first player since Kobe Bryant in 2007 to have multiple 55-point games in a season and is one of three players to have multiple 50-point games before his 23rd birthday (LeBron James and Rick Barry). His career-high 57 points were the most a coach Gregg Popovich-led team gave up in his time in San Antonio. If you missed what was arguably the best game of the season, you might want to try and find a way to DVR it. Kyrie was filthy.
Mar 13 - 1:41 AM

Kyrie Irving returned from a first-half issue on Saturday during an 89-79 win over the Suns, finishing with eight points, one rebound, three assists, one steal and one turnover.

He missed most of the first half and did return to start the second half, but it would appear it was only due to picking up two early fouls. Irving only played 26 minutes because this game was a blowout and the Cavs had no reason to try and score in the second half. We'll look for an update on Kyrie, but it's fair to assume he'll be ready for Tuesday against the Mavs.
Mar 7 - 10:07 PM

Kyrie Irving had 26 points, eight assists and a 3-pointer on 9-of-17 shooting in Wednesday's win.

Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love all played well for the Cavs, and when that happens, they just don't lose.
Mar 5 - 12:59 AM

Kyrie Irving (shoulder) returned to action on Tuesday with 18 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals in an easy win vs. Boston.

He logged only 26 minutes and showed no signs of his recent injury, making 6-of-10 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws before taking a seat down the stretch. His return bumped Matthew Dellavedova back to the bench, where he went scoreless with five rebounds and seven assists.
Mar 3 - 9:35 PM

Kyrie Irving (shoulder) will play Tuesday vs. Boston.

Irving will return to the starting lineup, sending Matthew Dellavedova to the bench. Irving will draw a favorable matchup against the Celtics tonight, so make sure you have him on your active roster.
Mar 3 - 5:27 PM

Kyrie Irving (shoulder) is likely headed for a game-time decision for Tuesday's game vs. Boston.

We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but if Irving is unavailable, Matthew Dellavedova will have another game with the starting unit. However, Dellavedova only managed to put up three points and four assists through 41 minutes of action during his last start, so the true beneficiaries of an Irving absence will be LeBron James and Kevin Love.
Mar 3 - 2:57 PM

Kyrie Irving (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game agains the Celtics.

Cavs' head coach David Blatt had previously said that Irving would return to action against the Celtics on Tuesday, so there's a good chance his questionable status turns to probable later in the day. We'll pass along updates as soon as they're available, but Matthew Dellavedova will return to a bench role if Irving does indeed play on Tuesday night.
Mar 3 - 11:42 AM

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

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

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