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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 has reportedly been irked by the Cavs giving preferential treatment to LeBron James.
In addition to no longer wanting to live under the immense shadow of King James, Irving has reportedly at times been perturbed with how the franchise treats him and LBJ differently, such as allowing James to have friends travel with him on the team plane without awarding Irving the same luxuries. He was also particularly upset when he learned that his name had been included in trade talks for Paul George and Jimmy Butler this summer, and at this point, it looks as though this is a bridge that cannot be mended. Jul 23 - 3:36 PM
Source: ESPN

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Regarding the Kyrie Irving trade demands, the Cavs were given four preferred landing spots: New York, Miami, San Antonio and Minnesota.

And this is the NBA offseason. It sounds like Irving is legitimate in his demands and not wanting to live under LeBron James' shadow. This is basically the third day of the "offseason" in the NBA, but it looks like chaos is in store for the Cavs this offseason -- maybe they should've brought their GM back. Expect a ton of Kyrie Irving rumors this summer.
Jul 21 - 4:32 PM

Kyrie Irving asked the Cavs to trade him in a meeting last week, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Oh boy. "Irving has expressed that he wants to go play in a situation where he can be a more focal point and no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James," the report says. This comes off the heels of Irving saying things are "very peculiar" in Cleveland at an SI event earlier this week. The Cavs may be having the worst offseason possible and this can't be a good look to keep LeBron James next season. There's really no way to spin this positively for the Cavs.
Jul 21 - 3:44 PM

Kyrie Irving said he understands that the Cavs are in a "very peculiar place" after failing to make any major acquisitions this summer.

Instead of trying to make major improvements to the roster after falling short to the Warriors in the NBA Finals, Cavs' owner Dan Gilbert parted ways with David Griffin just ahead of the draft and free agency, and Cleveland still has not found a GM to replace him. Thus far, the Cavs offseason signings have included Jeff Green, Jose Calderon, Kyle Korver and Cedi Osman, but they missed out on guys like Paul George and Jimmy Butler, which reportedly hasn't sat well with LeBron James.
Jul 19 - 11:40 AM

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points in Monday's Game 5 loss to the Warriors as the Cavaliers were eliminated from the playoffs,

Irving got off to a great start tonight, but he cooled off down the stretch and looked like he was battling a couple injuries -- the trainers were working on his back and right quad and he looked a step slow in the second half. He shot 9-of-22 from the field with six assists, two rebounds, two steals and one triple in 42 minutes. Still just 25 years old, Irving has two more years left on his deal with a player option for the third.
Jun 13 - 12:41 AM

Kyrie Irving sizzled during a Game 4 win over the Warriors on Friday, scoring 40 points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and seven 3-pointers.

He exploded in the first half with 28 points, which is the most in the first half of an NBA Finals game this century since Allen Iverson in 2001. Irving also joined LeBron James and Dwyane Wade as the only active players with multiple 40-point games in the NBA Finals. Irving was taking tough shots all night, including a handful of contested left-handed shots. As a team, the Cavs set an NBA Finals record with their 24 triples tonight. Kyrie will take his hot hand to Oakland for Game 5 on Monday.
Jun 10 - 12:19 AM

Kyrie Irving scored 38 points during Wednesday's tough Game 3 loss in Cleveland, making 16-of-29 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws with six rebounds and three assists.

Irving went 0-of-7 from downtown but he was incredible attacking the rim tonight, scoring on a variety of artistic layups in traffic. The lack of outside shooting was endemic for the Cavs, who went just 12-of-44 from deep (27.3 percent), compared to the Warriors' mark of 16-of-33 (48.5 percent). Cleveland will look to build on the positive aspects of tonight's performance during Friday's must-win Game 4.
Jun 8 - 12:21 AM

Kyrie Irving said the rest of the NBA Finals is "definitely gonna be a track meet."

In his Saturday press conference, Irving talked about getting stops and doing better on rebounding to help set them up for better defense. One big misconception around the league is Game 1 was played at a high pace, but it was just at a 102.5. That is almost exactly the same as the Warriors had during the regular season and just four possessions per game faster than the Cavs. The Cavs were also dead last in points per possession allowed in transition during the regular season while the Warriors led the NBA for frequency of that play type, so the Cavs really need to cut down on the 27 fast-break points they gave up in Game 1.
Jun 3 - 4:51 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points with three rebounds, two assists, one block, three 3-pointers and four turnovers in 35 minutes against the Warriors in a Game 1 loss.

While Irving did have his fair share of highlights, Stephen Curry easily got the best of him in this game. Irving's big advantage against Boston was his domination at the rim, but the Warriors defense did a phenomenal job of limiting Kyrie from racking up the layups -- credit Klay Thompson for a lot of this. Plus, the Warriors were able to force 20 turnovers, including 10 in the second quarter.
Jun 1 - 11:47 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points with two rebounds, seven assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday.

The Cavs exploded in the first half with 75 points to set a playoff franchise record. Irving just continues to cook up Boston, especially in the second half. He scored 11 points in the first five minutes of the second half today after he dropped 21 points in the third quarter during Game 4. Irving didn't have the best series against the Raptors, but he'll head into the Golden State series with a ton of momentum. The Warriors probably don't want Kyrie taking on shots from the right wing.
May 25 - 11:00 PM

Kyrie Irving is a go for Game 5 vs. the Celtics on Thursday.

Irving was able to play through a tweaked ankle on his way to a 42-point performance in Game 4, and it looks like he recovered well because he had no noticeable limp at the morning shootaround. Fantasy owners can deploy him with confidence.
May 25 - 11:13 AM

Kyrie Irving went off for a playoff career-high 42 points in Tuesday's 112-99 Game 4 win, giving his team a 3-1 series lead.

With LeBron James in foul trouble for most of the night, Irving helped the Cavaliers erase a 16-point deficit and dropped 21 of his 42 points in the third quarter. The entire arena went silent when Irving rolled his left ankle near the end of the third quarter, but he was able to stay in and said after the game that he felt "great." Maybe he sits out of Wednesday's practice to be safe, but expect him to be ready for Game 5 on Thursday in Boston as the Cavs look to close out this series. You can check out the incident in the link below.
May 23 - 11:08 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 23 points in 30 minutes against the Celtics on Friday, adding one rebound, three assists, one block, one steal and three 3-pointers.

While LeBron James is stealing the show, Kyrie is starting to come around after an underwhelming start to this postseason. He beat up on the Celtics all season with 25.5 points per game on 62.8 true shooting percentage, so a big game today is no surprise. After the game on TNT, Irving also said the Cavs are playing "pissed off" ad they're being more aggressive. With Isaiah Thomas (hip) now banged up, it's possible Irving gets more Marcus Smart in Game 3. It probably won't matter.
May 19 - 10:56 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting during the Cavs' Game 1 victory in Boston on Wednesday.

Irving handed out six assists with two rebounds, two steals and one block in 34 minutes. He boasts a gaudy usage rate during the postseason but the Cavs had great success with LeBron James as their de facto point guard tonight, so Irving was relegated to second-string duties. We anticipate a bigger game, usage-wise, on Friday.
May 17 - 11:42 PM

Kyrie Irving did a little bit of everything during Cleveland's Game 4 win over Toronto, registering 27 points, five boards, nine assists, four steals, two 3-pointers and one block in 40 minutes.

Irving was in attack mode from start to finish, and he really took things over during the fourth quarter when he scored 11 of his 27 points while posting an insane usage rate of 50.0. The Cavs have been cruising through the postseason thus far, and with them completing yet another series sweep, they'll have plenty of time to rest up for their Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the winners of the Washington-Boston series.
May 7 - 6:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Jose Calderon
3Kay Felder
4Deron Williams
SG1J.R. Smith
2Kyle Korver
3Iman Shumpert
4Dahntay Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3Cedi Osman
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Jeff Green
4Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson
2Walter Tavares