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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 made 4-of-16 from the field for 16 points with five rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in a win over the Warriors on Thursday.
He was very quiet to start the game, but he came through late and drew a foul on a drive with 14 seconds left to give the Celtics a two-point lead after the makes at the line. Perhaps he started slow because of the mask, but he ditched it in the second half and coach Brad Stevens said the decision to take it off was between Irving and the trainer. Irving was not having much success in isolation early in the year, but he's already been able climb out of that hole. He'll be flirting with first-round value all season. Nov 16 - 11:47 PM

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Kyrie Irving said that playing with a mask somewhat blocks his peripheral vision.

"It's almost like having somewhat foggy blinders on," Irving said. "When I take off the mask, I can see everything. And when I have the mask on, I'm really dialed into what's in front of me. My peripherals are a little cut off, up and down. It's something to get used to." Irving also said that he chose to wear the clear mask instead of the black one as the black one completely blocks his peripheral vision, and while he clearly doesn't enjoy wearing it at all, this isn't going to be something that significantly affects his play.
Source: ESPN
Nov 15 - 12:01 PM

Kyrie Irving returned from his facial injury and hit 8-of-20 shots and two 3-pointers for 25 points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal in 29 minutes in Tuesday's 109-102 win over the Nets.

Irving only missed two games (one full, played 2 minutes in the other) with the injury and looked great tonight. The mask appeared to be bothering him when the clock was stopped, but when he was moving and into the game, it appeared to have no effect. Hopefully you had him in your lineup tonight, as the 25 points tied for his second highest scoring game of the season. Irving hasn't been blowing anyone's mind with his fantasy play this season, but he's rolling and the Celtics have won 13 straight games.
Nov 14 - 10:11 PM

Kyrie Irving (face) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nets, sending Marcus Smart back to the bench.

Irving will only end up missing one-game due to the facial fracture below his right eye, and he'll be donning a protective mask tonight, but that shouldn't be an issue that affects his play. Smart's minutes should hold steady despite moving back to the second unit, but Shane Larkin probably won't take the court tonight unless the game turns into a blowout. Feel free to get The Masked Man active for an extremely favorable matchup against the Nets.
Nov 14 - 6:06 PM

Kyrie Irving (face) went through shootaround and said he plans to play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

Irving will be wearing a fitted mask when he returns to action on Tuesday night, facing a Brooklyn team that will be playing without D'Angelo Russell (knee). With Irving back in the lineup, Marcus Smart will likely be bumped back to the bench. Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin will see their minutes reduced as well.
Nov 14 - 11:04 AM

Kyrie Irving (face) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

After missing Sunday's game with a minor facial fracture, Irving has been fitted for a mask and has joined the team for their short trip to Brooklyn. The Nets are going to be without D'Angelo Russell (knee), so maybe the Celtics give Irving another game off to prepare him for Thursday's showdown vs. the Warriors. We'll know more on Tuesday morning after the shootaround, but look for Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier to benefit if Irving can't go.
Nov 13 - 1:05 PM

Kyrie Irving (face) has been officially ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

He has a minor facial fracture under his right eye and won't be at the arena. Irving is going to be fitted for a mask, and head coach Brad Stevens said he didn't know if Irving will be able to travel for Tuesday's game in Brooklyn. With Irving on the shelf, Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart get a significant bump in value, and Shane Larkin will likely be in the rotation again.
Nov 12 - 1:44 PM

Kyrie Irving suffered a minor facial fracture on Friday and he is currently listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Raptors.

The good news is he did not suffer a concussion, and he's probably going to be able to wear a mask once the medical staff thinks he's ready to play. The Celtics will play again on Tuesday before they have a showdown against the Warriors, so that may be the target date. Until then, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier are headed for a bigger role with Shane Larkin the second unit -- Larkin was effective on Monday. Plus, there's plenty of usage that will go around.
Nov 11 - 5:06 PM

Coach Brad Stevens said that Kyrie Irving had not been officially diagnosed with a concussion but that he will be monitored moving forward.

Irving took an inadvertent elbow to the face early in the first quarter on Friday night and was bleeding badly from his nose. He went to the locker room and was unable to return to the game. The initial tests indicate that he was not concussed, but team doctors will continuously check on him. "At halftime they said they were going to monitor him through the next 36 hours, or 24, whatever the typical timeline is," said Stevens. Boston's next game is Sunday vs. Toronto. We should have an update on Kyrie shortly.
Nov 11 - 9:22 AM

Kyrie Irving (head) will not return to Friday's game against the Hornets.

He is being monitored for a possible concussion. Irving was elbowed hard by Aron Baynes and he was bleeding badly from his nose. Irving was woozy as he went to the locker room, so the team is doing the wise thing to keep him out. Hopefully, he is symptom free at some point tonight, but the impact from the elbow could keep him out for additional time. Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin will handle the point guard minutes with plenty of minutes and usage to go around.
Nov 10 - 8:05 PM

Kyrie Irving (nose) went to the locker room in the first quarter on Friday.

Aron Baynes' elbow caught Kyrie's nose and it caused some bleeding. Irving was down for about a minute before a trainer helped him get to the locker room. He may have lost a good amount of blood and the blow to his head could keep him out for the rest of tonight. We'll have another update shortly, but Irving is likely being evaluated for a concussion as well.
Nov 10 - 7:49 PM

Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 35 points in Monday's 110-107 win over the Hawks to give the Celtics their ninth straight win.

He was coming off a quiet 11-point dud on Sunday, but took matters into his own hands tonight with 12 points in the final nine minutes. Irving was toying with the Hawks for most of the night with some flashy passes and dribbling, finishing 14-of-22 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line with seven assists, three rebounds, four triples and two turnovers in 37 minutes. He gets another dream matchup vs. Lonzo Ball and a Lakers team on Wednesday that has allowed the fourth most fantasy points to PGs this season.
Nov 6 - 10:06 PM

The Celtics won their eighth straight game on Sunday despite a quiet night from Kyrie Irving, who had 11 points, five assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

Kyrie made 4-of-13 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs, but he spent most of the game deferring to teammates tonight. He should bounce back when Boston finishes their back-to-back set vs. the Hawks on Monday, so we're not reading anything into tonight's relative dud.
Nov 5 - 8:55 PM

Kyrie Irving finished with 25 points, six assists, five rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot across 34 minutes Friday at Oklahoma City.

The Celtics became the first team in NBA history to win seven games in a row after starting the season 0-2. Irving has posted 20 or more points in each of the seven victories, averaging 22.9 points with 5.4 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.3 3-pointers per game during the winning streak.
Nov 4 - 12:16 AM

Kyrie Irving scored 22 points with five assists, four steals and four 3-pointers during a 113-86 win over the Kings on Wednesday.

After losing their first two games, this gives the Celtics an NBA-high six-game winning streak. They're doing it with defense with their top-ranked 95.1 defensive rating on the season, but their offense has been rolling with their fourth-ranked offensive rating in their six-game winning streak. Coach Brad Stevens has said he wants to get Irving even more involved, and he's posted his two highest usage rates in his last three games. His fluky bad start in isolation is behind him, so his fantasy owners can probably pencil him in for first-round value going forward.
Nov 2 - 12:34 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Marcus Smart
2Jabari Bird
3Abdel Nader
SF1Jaylen Brown
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Jayson Tatum
2Marcus Morris
3Daniel Theis
4Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes