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Kyrie Irving | Guard | #11

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
College: Duke
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLE
Contract: view contract details
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Kyrie Irving said he "can’t wait to get on the floor to maximize [his] potential" in Boston.
"I just want to be around those incredible coaches, those incredible minds, those incredible individuals and I felt like in doing that Boston came at the right exact time and it was meant to be that way," he said. "I trust in that, and I’m glad to be here." Irving is no longer in LeBron James' shadow and should be "the man" in Boston, so he's moved into the conversation at the turn of the first and second rounds of standard fantasy league drafts. Sep 4 - 12:08 PM
Source: USA Today

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Kyrie Irving will officially join the Celtics after they agreed to trade terms with Cleveland on Wednesday.

The Celtics are throwing in a second-round pick in 2020 to close this deal, which was in limbo due to questions about Isaiah Thomas' injured hip. They got their guy in the end, landing a 25-year-old, four-time All-Star to spearhead the offense. Kyrie should fare well in the Celtics' pass-happy attack, and his 3-point totals could be lofty -- he went 40.1 percent from deep on 6.1 attempts per game last season, while Thomas launched 8.5 threes per game for Boston.
Aug 30 - 10:33 PM

The Cavaliers are reportedly still pursuing an additional first-round pick from Boston to complete the deal involving Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas (hip).

Both teams would need to agree to a deadline extension if no agreement is made before 10am ET. Adrian Wojnarowski previously reported that "[the Cavs] could be inclined to complete the deal for a late first-round pick or second-round considerations," but so far the Celtics haven't sweetened the deal. We'll know more as the 10am deadline approaches.
Aug 30 - 10:19 PM

The uncertainty on Isaiah Thomas' hip could keep Kyrie Irving from officially joining the Celtics, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

One of the NBA's biggest blockbuster deals just added a new wrinkle. The Celtics were reportedly worried about IT's hip and perhaps that's why they gave up their coveted Nets pick. Irving would've been in a wonderful situation with coach Brad Stevens, but don't buy that Irving Celtics jersey just yet.
Aug 26 - 12:02 AM

Kyrie Irving has been traded to the Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and Brooklyn's 2018 first-round pick.

There's no such thing as an offseason in the NBA. For the Celtics, they finally have their face of the franchise in Irving and he's under contract for the next two seasons with a player option for the third. Irving had a 41.7 usage rate when LeBron James was off the floor last season, so it's going to be exciting to see what kind of numbers he puts up as the clear alpha dog. He looks like a rock-solid pick at the start of the second round in standard drafts and you could even make an argument to take him at the end of the first.
Aug 22 - 7:25 PM

The Celtics and Cavs have engaged in active trade discussions centered on Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas, according to Shams Charania of The Verticle.

With a treasure trove of draft picks, Boston can probably offer Cleveland the most attractive package in any deal for Irving, and Thomas would fit in nicely in the Cavs' system. Irving might see some more shot opportunities in Boston, but it likely wouldn't be a dramatic uptick in usage with Al Horford and Gordon Hayward also needing the rock. Still, he should still be able to work at a top-25 evaluation as a member of the Celtics. As for Thomas, it wouldn't be the best landing spot due to the presence of Derrick Rose, but he'd still very likely be an early-round guy.

The Celtics have expressed interest in Kyrie Irving but have not yet made a formal offer, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Cavs are determined to get back a young, promising player in any potential Irving trade, as they are unsure if LeBron James will re-sign next summer. The Celtic they are reportedly keen on is Jayson Tatum. Boston certainly has the assets to make a very tempting offer, but the fact that the two teams are likely to meet again in the Eastern Conference Finals complicates the situation. Wojnarowski believes the Cavs may wait until September before engaging in "aggressive conversations."
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 15 - 11:55 AM

Kyrie Irving went "consecutive days without speaking to teammates at practice" between the first and second round of the NBA playoffs last year, James Jones told ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

It's certainly possible he was just not talking to his teammates because he was locked in on winning games, but it's peculiar for the team's point guard. McMenamin added that Irving wasn't happy about a week before the July 21 report saying he requested a trade, and that Irving is just looking for a different situation. This story won't be going away any time soon.
Aug 10 - 4:03 PM

Kyrie Irving reportedly is not interested in signing an extension with any team at this point.

Irving wants out of Cleveland, but with two years left on his contract, he's not willing to sign a long-term deal with whoever trades for him. The Suns still look like the team that will be able to offer the Cavs the most enticing trade package for Irving, but their unwillingness to include Josh Jackson in any deal for Uncle Drew has been a stumbling block in trade talks thus far.
Aug 2 - 10:28 AM

Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer said the Cavaliers have named their price for Kyrie Irving.

Per Vardon, the Cavaliers want a veteran starter, a blue chipper on a rookie contract and a first-round pick for the superstar PG. Vardon adds that the Cavs are "working diligently to make Irving happy" and that they intend to grant his trade request. One possible destination is Phoenix with the Suns offering Eric Bledsoe and a 2018 first-round pick (via Miami), but they are not willing to include Josh Jackson which is a major roadblock for this potential trade.
Jul 30 - 9:16 AM

Seven teams have submitted trade offers to Cleveland for Kyrie Irving, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Since word leaked that Irving wanted out of Cleveland, approximately 20 teams have contacted the Cavs to inquire about what it would take to land Kyrie. Wojnarowski only provides details about one of the proposed trades, and that's Miami willing to offer a package centered around Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow. Cavs new GM Koby Altman is apparently looking to land a haul similar to what the Nuggets got for Carmelo Anthony back in 2011: "young players, win-now veterans and draft picks."
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 28 - 11:28 AM

According to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, the Cavaliers have unsuccessfully tried to contract Kyrie Irving since his trade request.

Lloyd adds that Irving isn't talking to anyone from the organization. New general manager Koby Altman called the situation "fluid" at Wednesday's press conference, but it sure sounds like Irving is heading out the door. He's under contract for the next two seasons with a player option for the third, so expect the Cavs to hold out for the best possible package in return.
Jul 27 - 1:21 PM

When asked if the Cavs intended to trade Kyrie Irving, new general manager Koby Altman called the situation "fluid" and that the team has been in touch with Irving's representation.

Owner Dan Gilbert said it wasn't appropriate to discuss the details of the team's meeting with Irving, but he does expect the All-Star guard to be at camp. Gilbert also addressed the narrative of the Cavs having a tough offseason. "This thing is not broken," Gilbert said. When Altman was asked if Kyrie and LeBron James could co-exist, he talked a lot about the past, and said some reports of animosity between them have been "overblown" recently. Basically, the Cavs aren't going to be able to ignore this elephant in the room and the Kyrie trade talk won't be going away any time soon.
Jul 26 - 4:33 PM

Cleveland management reportedly views a Kyrie Irving trade as "almost inevitable," as they're not confident in their ability to salvage the relationship.

The Cavs are reportedly looking for a "king's ransom" in return for Irving and they're placing a high premium on bringing in a "blue-chip young player," according to sources of Zach Lowe of ESPN. Phoenix has surfaced as one of the more intriguing potential landing spots for Irving, but that deal would likely hinge on the Suns' willingness to part ways with Josh Jackson, whom they're reportedly enamored with. Boston has also reached out to Cleveland, but Lowe notes that it's unlikely we'll see the top-2 teams out East strike a deal this summer.
Source: ESPN
Jul 24 - 5:42 PM

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.
Source: ESPN
Jul 23 - 3:36 PM