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Kyrie Irving | Guard

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
College: Duke
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Kyrie Irving hit 7-of-11 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points, one rebound, three assists, a steal and a block on Wednesday.
LeBron James got the night off so Irving was allowed to have the ball in his hands more than he usually will. He's still a top point guard option, but it's hard to see him putting up massive numbers when Kevin Love and LeBron are going to have the ball on most trips down the court. Oct 22 - 10:56 PM

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Kyrie Irving scored 28 points on 10-of-19 shooting (1-of-3 from deep, 7-of-8 from the line) with three rebounds, seven assists and two steals over 39 minutes in Monday's exhibition win over the Bulls.

Irving looked great while LeBron (18 points, seven boards, six assists, one steal, one block) was a bit passive and Kevin Love (nine points, 2-of-10 FGs, 13 boards) had plenty of rust. He was also getting torched by Derrick Rose on the other end, which probably contributed to his motivation to get it back on the other end. In any event, his ankle issue is a non-issue and he's ready to be drafted in the second round.
Oct 20 - 10:38 PM

Kyrie Irving returned from an ankle injury in the Cavs' 108-102 preseason loss to the Mavs on Friday, scoring 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and three blocks.

Irving did his damage in just 29 minutes and hit all four of his free throws and only had two turnovers for good measure. If you had dropped him on your cheat sheet at all due to this injury, it's time to pump him back up into the second round.
Oct 17 - 11:52 PM

Kyrie Irving (ankle) is "raring to go" for Friday night, according to coach David Blatt.

He's missed the last three preseason games due to his sprained ankle, but it was never considered serious. Irving has been a little injury prone and he's going to see his usage rate go south, so he's not a great target in the top 20 picks of standard drafts.
Oct 17 - 11:34 AM

Kyrie Irving (ankle) went through some non-contact work during Monday's practice, and coach David Blatt hopes he'll be ready for Friday's preseason game vs. Dallas.

Blatt said that he'd like Irving to go through a full practice before he returns for a preseason game, and it looks like Irving will be a scratch for both Tuesday and Wednesday's exhibitions. Irving's value will take a substantial hit playing as a third-option on offense behind Kevin Love and LeBron James. However, he'll still be worthy of an early-round selection.
Oct 13 - 3:21 PM

Kyrie Irving (ankle) said he would be able to play in a regular season game.

He is not going to play against the Heat in Brazil. Irving has been in a walking boot since his injury, but he's already out of it and will likely be back on the practice court next week. His fantasy value is expected to take a hit with LeBron James and Kevin Love getting more shots.
Oct 10 - 1:45 PM

Mario Chalmers said the scolding he took from LeBron James is something Kyrie Irving (ankle) will have to adjust to this season.

Chalmers was yelled at by LeBron probably about once a game. "LeBron is a dominant player so if he feels like something is not going his way, he's going to say something about it," Chalmers said. "For Kyrie, he's going to have to adjust to that and LeBron is going to have to adjust to Kyrie. It's going to be a different factor for Kyrie." Kyrie probably won't get the treatment anywhere near what Chalmers had to deal with, but he's obviously never had a teammate as great as LeBron.
Oct 10 - 9:25 AM

Kyrie Irving (ankle) said on Thursday he is unsure if he will play in Saturday's exhibition game against the Heat.

He is officially out of his walking boot; a good sign for potential fantasy owners. Still, the Cavs may be more inclined to exercise caution with their point guard. Irving has looked good in the preseason so far and will continue to develop chemistry with his new teammates LeBron James and Kevin Love.
Oct 9 - 2:18 PM

After being seen in Rio de Janeiro sporting a walking boot, Kyrie Irving (sprained right ankle) was seen walking into the gym without a boot on Thursday.

Fantasy owners can now breathe a sigh of relief as the boot seems to have been just a precautionary measure. While it's still uncertain if Irving will suit up for Saturday's exhibition game against the Heat, fantasy owners can safely continue drafting the 22-year-old in the second round of drafts.
Oct 9 - 12:09 PM

Updating a previous report, Kyrie Irving sprained his right ankle during a recent practice and he's wearing a protective boot as a precaution.

Irving told beat writer Chris Haynes that the injury is "not serious," which is confirmed by the test results. It's uncertain whether he'll play in Saturday's meaningless exhibition vs. the Heat in Brazil, but his ankle shouldn't keep him off the court very long. This doesn't alter his fantasy outlook whatsoever.
Oct 8 - 1:30 PM

Kyrie Irving was spotted walking around Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday with a protective boot on his right foot.

Irving showed no signs of injury during the Cavs' win over Maccabi Tel Aviv on Sunday, and for now we're assuming the boot is purely a precaution. It shouldn't take long for details of his injury to surface, until which time fantasy owners should refrain from panicking. For what it's worth, Irving had ligament damage in his toe way back in 2011 but hasn't suffered any other noteworthy foot or ankle injuries during his brief career.
Oct 8 - 1:06 PM

Kyrie Irving looked great during Sunday's exhibition game, leading the Cavs with 16 points, two 3-pointers, five assists, two steals and zero turnovers.

LeBron James said he'll let Kyrie dominate the Cavs' ball-handling this season, but even when he's playing off-ball Kyrie should get a fantasy boost since easy shots, especially 3-pointers, should be plentiful. He has a current ADP of 14.0, just behind John Wall and just ahead of Damian Lillard and Kyle Lowry.
Oct 5 - 8:38 PM

LeBron James said he'll let Kyrie Irving do the bulk of the Cavaliers' ball-handling this season, adding, "This is Kyrie’s show."

"He’s our point guard. He’s our floor general and we need him to put us in position to succeed offensively," James said. For his part, Irving said that was always in attack-mode last year because the Cavs' offense "needed it," and he's ready to defer some playmaking duties to LeBron. It will be very interesting to see how his assist and scoring numbers are impacted by the arrival of two high-volume stars in LeBron and Kevin Love, but fantasy owners can still safely draft Kyrie in the 20-30 range in most formats.
Sep 27 - 9:08 PM

When Kyrie Irving was asking how he will adjust to playing more off the ball with LeBron James in town, Irving responded: "I'll be ready to shoot every single time."

Irving's usage rate will likely come down a bit this season with LeBron James and Kevin Love each demanding touches, but Irving proved during the FIBA World Cup that he is more than capable of playing efficiently with superstar talent around him. Irving now drops out of the first-round conversation in re-draft leagues, but with career averages of 20.7 points, 1.7 three-pointers, 5.8 assists, and 1.4 steals per game, he'll be worthy of an early-round selection.
Sep 26 - 3:29 PM

LeBron James recently said that Kyrie Irving is the best point guard in the NBA.

"It's part of the reason I came back," LeBron told SLAM Magazine. "I think he can be the best point guard in our league." It's possible that LeBron is just pumping up his new teammate, but it's also possible that his opinion was swayed by Irving's recent strong play at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Irving averaged 20.8 points, 6.1 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.7 three-pointers a game with the Cavs last season on 43.0 percent shooting from the field, but his fantasy value may take a hit this season as the addition of LeBron and Kevin Love will bring down his usage rate.
Sep 18 - 10:39 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3A.J. Price
SG1Dion Waiters
2James Jones
3Joe Harris
SF1LeBron James
2Shawn Marion
3Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Shane Edwards
C1Anderson Varejao
2Brendan Haywood
3Alex Kirk