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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 (knee) did not go through shootaround and he is being listed as questionable for Friday's Game 2 against the Hawks.
Irving elected to not go through shootaround in order to undergo additional treatment and further evaluation (likely an MRI) on his ailing left knee, and he even admitted he just doesn't "have it right now." The Cavs said that the one-day of rest did not diminish the symptoms of tendinitis in his left knee, and it sounds like Irving is headed for a game-time decision for Game 2. If Irving is unable to go, Matthew Dellavedova would slide into the starting lineup, while LeBron James' usage rate would border on absurd. Stay tuned. May 22 - 10:26 AM

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Cavaliers head coach David Blatt said the team has not discussed shutting down Kyrie Irving (knee).

This is good news for Cavs fans as the team can't afford to lose another star after losing Kevin Love (shoulder) for the season. Blatt added that he's hopeful Irving will be able to play in Game 2 against the Hawks on Friday, so while Irving likely own't be at 100 percent for the rest of the playoffs, it sounds like he'll be in the Cavaliers lineup as long as he doesn't further injure his knee.
May 21 - 1:16 PM

Cavaliers head coach David Blatt said he's hopeful that Kyrie Irving (knee) will be able to play in Game 2 on Friday.

While Irving hasn't said anything that would lead us to believe he'd miss Game 2, Blatt took a more conservative approach in his comments. "It's a matter of discomfort and having to deal with the elements and play through it," Blatt said. "We hope he can go and as long as Ky thinks he can be out there, there's no reason that he can't." He may not end up missing any games, but Irving will most likely be limited throughout the playoffs due to his balky knee.
May 21 - 12:19 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) said he's trying to gut through his knee injury, but added that it's one of the most frustrating stretches of his career.

Irving aggravated his knee injury in the third quarter of Wednesday's Game 1 win over the Hawks and was only able to log 27 minutes. "This is obviously one of the most frustrating things I've ever dealt with," he said after the game. "We do days and days and go out there and it's nothing like simulating a game so for me, I just have to continue to do what I've been doing and do whatever is necessary to put myself out there. I'm all about winning. That's the only thing that matters." Irving is unlikely to be at 100 percent for the rest of the playoffs, but he's a tough start for fantasy owners as his value is limited due to injury.
May 21 - 9:36 AM

Kyrie Irving played 27 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday, scoring 10 points with three rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers.

He wasn't his highlight-reel self with dribbling, but that was probably by design because he wasn't 100 percent. Coach David Blatt said Irving was "banged up a little bit" and that's why his minutes were lower than expected. He may be limited for the rest of this series and also admitted he aggravated his knee injury today.
May 20 - 11:45 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) will start against the Hawks on Wednesday night.

He is not 100 percent and coach David Blatt will get all he can out of him. "Hopefully he’ll be able to play this series in a better physical state," Blatt said. The Hawks are going to do everything they can to stop LeBron, so Kyrie should have plenty of chances to score.
May 20 - 8:29 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) said that he is feeling good, and all signs point to him playing in Game 1 vs. the Hawks on Wednesday.

He went through a light practice on Tuesday and said that he would ready to play in Game 1, so things are starting to look up for Cleveland. The Cavaliers have been off since May 14, so Irving should be relatively fresh for tonight's game. We will have another update prior to tip-off, but it's safe to assume that Irving will be in the starting lineup.
May 20 - 10:48 AM

Cavs coach David Blatt said that Kyrie Irving (knee, ankle) had "another light, but good day" at practice on Tuesday.

Irving has said that he'll be ready to play in Game 1 on Wednesday, and while it's unlikely he'll be 100 percent healthy, he should be able to be well rested enough to contribute at a meaningful level. Through four regular-season games against the Hawks this year, Irving compiled averages of 21.0 points, 6.0 assists, 1.8 three-pointers, 1.8 steals and 3.3 turnovers per game on 49.2 percent shooting from the field. Cleveland will need as much as they get from Kyrie if they hope to advance to the Finals.
May 19 - 2:50 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) said he'll be ready to play in Wednesday's Game 1 against the Hawks.

After finishing a post-practice game of Around the World with LeBron James, Irving removed any doubt over his status for Wednesday. "I'm going to go," Irving said after Monday's practice. "Just being able to actually feel both my feet underneath me, especially when I'm shooting, it feels amazing." While he likely won't be fully healthy for the rest of the playoffs, Irving can safely be started in all fantasy formats.
Source: NBA.com
May 19 - 12:03 PM

Updating a previous item, Kyrie Irving (knee) went through practice on Monday and vowed to play in Game 1.

Coach David Blatt said he was "encouraged" by Kyrie's participation, and this is a much more optimistic take ahead of Wednesday's Game 1 than was being presented at any point over the weekend. We expect Irving to be in his usual place in the starting lineup, but he won't be 100 percent healthy.
May 18 - 1:26 PM

Kyrie Irving's knee is the biggest concern out of any of his injuries, and his Game 1 status remains up in the air.

Irving has been dealing with tendinitis for "several weeks," and he aggravated it on Thursday. "We sat Ky out and he's going through a lot of treatment and we're monitoring and just hoping that he progresses from here until game time," David Blatt said. The coach couldn't guarantee Irving would play in Game 1 vs. the Hawks on Wednesday.
May 18 - 10:33 AM

Kyrie Irving (knee) didn't practice on Saturday, and he could continue to sit out until Game 1 vs. the Hawks on Wednesday.

He said that he could have played in the second half of Game 6 vs. the Bulls on Thursday, but the Cavs held him out as a precaution. The injury isn't expected to be serious, but it does make a lot of sense to allow Irving plenty of time to heal. Head coach David Blatt is hopeful that Irving will be fine for Game 1, but we should know more on his status over the next few days. If Irving is forced to sit out, Matthew Dellavedova will have to step up while LeBron James will have to do even more on offense.
May 16 - 1:20 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) said he could have played in the second half on Thursday had the game been close.

LeBron James also told Kyrie the Cavs had the game covered without him and coach David Blatt felt the same way. "I wasn't going to play him, but not because he's seriously hurt," Blatt said. For now, it sounds like Irving will be a go for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
May 14 - 11:02 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) is doubtful to return to Thursday's game.

The Cavs did an about face with Irving here after saying he was probable to return back in the second quarter. It looked like an ankle injury at first, but the fact that it's his left knee and he did have some left knee tendinitis may be the reasoning for sitting him. He exited the game with six points, one rebound, no assists and one block in 12 minutes. Matthew Dellavedova, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith will get more run.
May 14 - 9:38 PM

Kyrie Irving went to the locker room on Thursday in the second quarter with a left knee injury.

He limped to the locker room under his own power, but apparently he's fine. The injury from earlier this week was to his right foot, so this isn't an aggravation. He should be out there soon.
May 14 - 8:48 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