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Kyrie Irving | Guard | #2

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
College: Duke
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLE
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Kyrie Irving dropped a season-high 35 points vs. the Lakers on Wednesday, making 15-of-24 shots including three 3-pointers, to go along with seven assists, three rebounds and two steals.
Kyrie also turned the ball over just once in 36 minutes, and over the past three games he's averaging 32.0 points on 59.1 percent shooting. It's exactly what his fantasy owners hoped for heading into the All-Star break, and Uncle Drew is primed for a huge finish to the 2015-16 season. Feb 11 - 1:00 AM

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Kyrie Irving handed out a season-high 12 assists against the Kings on Monday with 32 points, three rebounds, one block and five 3-pointers.

He failed to bust out before tonight because his 3-point shooting wasn't dropping. That wasn't the case tonight as Irving hit 5-of-8 from there in this win. His breakout last year had a lot to do with hitting treys, so expect him to keep it going and improve from a quiet start this season.
Feb 8 - 10:06 PM

Kyrie Irving scored a game-high 29 points during a 99-84 win over the Pelicans on Saturday, adding four rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

His usage rate is just a shade below 32 when he's next to LeBron James and Kevin Love (quad) is off the floor, so this production isn't a surprise. Irving's owners are still waiting for his 3-point shooting to come around and he made just 3-of-9 from there tonight. It won't be long until he puts it all together.
Feb 6 - 11:04 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Friday's loss to the Celtics, adding three rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in 37 minutes of action.

Irving is slowly but surely working his way up in the rankings, and over the past two weeks he's been producing sixth-round value behind averages of 19.4 points, 4.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.9 turnovers on 47.4 percent shooting. He has first-round upside, and the Cavs have one of the best playoff schedules out there, so Uncle Drew qualifies as a solid buy-low candidate.
Feb 6 - 12:48 AM

Kyrie Irving led the Cavs on Wednesday with 26 points (10-of-17 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), five assists, one rebound and one steal, but it wasn't enough to extend the Cavs' five-game win streak.

Irving has now notched four straight games with 20+ points and his playing time is up, so fantasy owners should be very comfortable heading into the All-Star break. It helps that Kyrie and the Cavs have a delicious playoff schedule -- they're one of four teams with four-game slates in Weeks 20-23.
Feb 3 - 10:10 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 25 points with three rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

His usage rate is climbing and his 41 minutes are a season high. Irving isn't taking 3-pointers as much these days, which was a big reason why he broke out last year from an efficiency standpoint. That should come soon while the assists are starting to come around, too. Regardless, Kyrie looks great and is poised to pay dividends for his patient owners.
Feb 1 - 10:10 PM

Tyronn Lue is committed to staying on top of Kyrie Irving about becoming a "better point guard."

"He told me that he was going to stay on me about pace and about being a better point guard," Irving said. "Just facilitating, knowing our plays, knowing when people need to be at the right spot offensively and defensively. He's been on me." Irving has still struggled with consistency, but he's played well over his last two games, averaging 24.5 points, 4.0 assists and 1.5 steals on 55.6 percent shooting.
Feb 1 - 11:39 AM

Kyrie Irving scored 21 points with one rebound, six assists, two steals and one turnover in 36 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

He had himself a very nice weekend with a 28-pointer on Friday. Before yesterday, coach Ty Lue said he wanted Kyrie to be aggressive. In those two games, he's made 12 shots in the paint, making a pristine 77.8 percent at the rim. Irving is definitely on the upswing.
Jan 30 - 11:34 PM

Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue wants Kyrie Irving to constantly attack.

"I just want him to attack," Lue said. "Attack first and if it opens up to an assist, then we'll make the play. But I just don't think nobody can stop him one-on-one, so I just want him to get back to being confident and playing the way he's capable of playing." Irving took his coach's advice on Friday and played really well, scoring 28 points with four boards, two steals and one turnover. Buy low while there is still time.
Jan 30 - 9:44 AM

Kyrie Irving made 11-of-19 from the field for 28 points against the Pistons on Friday, adding four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnovers 32 minutes.

He's having a down year and it's pretty easy to pinpoint why. Before tonight, Kyrie only had a 39.1 effective field goal percentage on his catch-and-shoot shots. Last year? Irving put up a Steph Curry-like 65.4 eFG% on those shots. Expect him to get hot very soon, especially with the minutes on the rise.
Jan 29 - 11:42 PM

Kyrie Irving logged only 22 minutes vs. the Suns, scoring eight points with four rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Irving also turned the ball over three times while shooting 4-of-11 from the field. His owners may be getting anxious with his sporadic play since returning from knee surgery, which makes this a nice opportunity to buy low -- on a per-game basis, Irving hasn't been worse than a top-20 fantasy value (8-cat) since entering the league in 2011-12. He should be a beast after the All-Star break.
Jan 27 - 9:49 PM

Kyrie Irving struggled against the Bulls on Saturday, scoring just 11 points on 5-of-16 shooting with three boards, three assists, one block and two steals.

He has been so inconsistent this season. He did have a nice 21-point outing vs. the Clippers on Thursday, but he's averaging just 14.4 points, 3.2 assists, 3.0 boards, 0.6 steals and 1.0 3-pointers over his last five games. He is too talented to not turn things around and he is probably still shaking off some rust after such a lengthy absence, so he makes sense as a buy-low target.
Jan 23 - 11:30 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 21 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

This was a big improvement from his nine-point dud on Wednesday against the Nets. Irving's knee fracture is a really tough injury to come back from, so his owners just have to be patient. He only has 10th-round value in standard leagues in January and should start becoming an early-round player in a couple weeks.
Jan 21 - 11:49 PM

The Cavs cruised past the Nets on Wednesday, 91-78, with Kyrie Irving chipping in nine points on 4-of-7 shooting, one 3-pointer, one rebound and five assists in 21 minutes.

Cleveland was coming off a blowout loss to the Warriors but they quickly put that in the rearview mirror vs. a struggling Nets team. Kyrie's 21 minutes were a result of the score and the Cavs' desire to rest him when possible, so owners shouldn't fret -- if anything it should lead to more playing time vs. the Clips on Thursday.
Jan 20 - 11:11 PM

Kyrie Irving said he's feeling "a lot better" than he was upon initially returning.

In eight January games, Irving is averaging 19.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.4 3-pointers and 2.4 turnovers on 45 percent shooting. "Coming back it was a tough adjustment at first, missing a few shots here and there, being on the minute restriction, just had some things to get used to," Irving said. "We're in a better rhythm. Just making progress," he added.
Jan 18 - 9:31 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3Mo Williams
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3James Jones
4Jared Cunningham
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Anderson Varejao
3Sasha Kaun