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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 officially signed his max contract extension with the Cavaliers on Thursday.
Although the terms of the contract were not given in the teams' official press release, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that the deal is for five years, and is worth $90 million. Irving has proven himself to be one of the best young point guards in the NBA, and should be an early round selection in all fantasy basketball drafts. Jul 10 - 3:46 PM

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Kyrie Irving reportedly made a recruiting pitch to LeBron James, and said that the Cavs will give LeBron all the help he needs.

There is a lot of talk out there about LeBron making a potential return to the franchise that drafted him. And while it's impossible to know what LeBron is thinking, it would be a bit shocking to see him return to a team whose fan base posted numerous videos of themselves burning his jersey, and whose owner publicly scorned his existence upon his departure. Stay tuned.
Jul 7 - 6:55 PM

The Cavaliers and Kyrie Irving have agreed on a max, 5-year contract extension, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The deal, which can be signed on July 10, is worth $90 million and this is the first big move of free agency. Locking down Irving for the next six years is also a massive win for Dan Gilbert and the Cavaliers, as the chances of Irving signing elsewhere were at least a possibility. Now let's just hope he can stay healthy and live up to the hype, as he's had his share of ups and downs during his time in Cleveland.
Jul 1 - 1:54 AM

The Cavaliers brass are reportedly flying out to New Jersey to offer Kyrie Irving a max contract extension when free agency opens up on July 1.

The contract will be for 5 years worth $90 million, and Kyrie is reportedly expected to sign. Irving's defensive abilities have been questioned, but there's not doubt that he is a max contract kind of player. He's an elite talent on the offensive end, and in his third season with Cleveland, Kyrie put up averages of 20.8 points, 6.1 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.7 three-pointers a game. He has had issues with staying healthy in the past, but he was able to suit up for 71 games last season.
Jun 30 - 2:51 PM

The Cavaliers have narrowed their search for a head coach to four candidates -- David Blatt, Alvin Gentry, Tyronn Lue, and Mark Price.

Beat writer Bob Finnan writes that the Cavs "could pick their next head coach by the end of the week." Gentry and Lue may be the front-runners, since Price has yet to interview for a second time and Blatt is also being pursued by the Warriors for an assistant coach job, which he may accept if the Cavaliers don't quickly offer him a job.
Jun 17 - 6:05 PM

Kyrie Irving is expected to see a max five-year extension from the Cavs, according to the Plain Dealer.

There are previous reports of the Cavs not offering Irving a max deal, but this one calls those reports "simply wrong." His offer will likely be similar to Paul George's five-year, $90 million deal from last season. Irving was a starter for the All-Star Game and his offensive skill set is among the best, but he will need to improve a bit on defense.
Jun 9 - 11:00 AM

The Cavaliers may not offer Kyrie Irving a maximum contract extension on July 1, according to beat writer Bob Finnan.

Finnan writes that the "scuttlebutt around the league" is that the Cavaliers may not view Irving as a max-salary talent, and they may be leery of ongoing rumors leaked from Irving's camp that he wants out of Cleveland. Irving wasn't consulted in the decision to fire coach Mike Brown and if he isn't offered a max extension he may demand to be traded, but for now we're just passing along the latest rumors and speculation.
Jun 1 - 8:15 PM

Kyrie Irving was not consulted prior to Mike Brown's firing, according to Cavaliers GM David Griffin.

Griffin, who was just promoted from interim GM on Monday, said that any insinuation that Irving pushed for Brown to be fired is ""patently false." It's unclear whether or not the Cavaliers will consult Irving before hiring a new coach, but doing so could go a long way towards ensuring that Irving signs a max-extension with the Cavs when his contract is up in 2016. For now, George Karl, Mark Jackson, Steve Kerr, Mike D'Antoni, and Alvin Gentry are just a few of the names that have surfaced as potential head coaches for Cleveland.
Source: ESPN
May 13 - 1:16 PM

The Cavaliers don't want to set expectations too high with Kyrie Irving.

Cavs acting GM, David Griffin, spoke about the state of the team on Tuesday and made sure he didn't heap unrealistic expectations on Kyrie, "He’s 22 years old. We have to have very realistic expectations for him." He also tangentially addressed the Irving-Dion Waiters rift by saying, "This is not something that is done in a vacuum. It’s not the two of them. It’s not about their fit. It’s about our fit." There have been rumors that Irving wants out of Cleveland, but it sounds like the Cavs are doing everything possible to make him feel comfortable in an effort to build around the young star.
Apr 22 - 1:34 PM

Kyrie Irving said Wednesday that he's "excited" about the possibility of getting a max-extension from the Cavaliers, and that he'll make the best decision for him and his family if and when it happens.

"Obviously, I’m aware I can be extended this summer," he said. "It’s a big deal for me if they do offer me that. It will be exciting. I’ll make the best decision for me and my family. That’s what it will boil down to." While it's good that he's "excited," he clearly is leaving his options open. And after having his maturity constantly questioned in Cleveland this season, as well as media reports that he has wanted out for years, and of infighting behind close doors, it still seems a bit of a longshot to think Irving will sign a long-term deal with the Cavs, although anything is possible.
Apr 17 - 11:02 AM

Kyrie Irving hit just 3-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points and two assists in Saturday's loss.

He was in love with his jump shot tonight, but they just weren't falling. He's had some huge games and helped owners win fantasy leagues with his late-season return, but he probably did more harm than good tonight.
Apr 12 - 10:40 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting with two rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block in 31 minutes on Friday against the Bucks.

Irving's numbers have been down lately and it's fair to wonder if his prior biceps injury is still nagging at him. With nothing to play for, owners should keep an eye on his status. Dion Waiters added 23 points, four assists, five steals and a three in the Cavs' loss.
Apr 12 - 1:49 AM

Kyrie Irving was quiet against the Pistons on Wednesday, shooting 3-of-6 from the field for eight points with five boards, five assists, three steals and two turnovers.

He took a staggering 31 shots for 44 points on Saturday and was on the other end of the spectrum tonight. There were seven Cavaliers in double-figure scoring tonight and Kyrie was not one of the, which may be the most surprising stat of the night. Irving was on fire in his previous three games averaging 24.7 points, 6.7 boards, 6.7 assists, 3.3 steals and 1.7 triples on 53.7 percent from the field in his three games since returning from a biceps injury. He'll bounce back vs. the Bucks on Friday.
Apr 9 - 9:51 PM

Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters met with the Cleveland press on Monday in an attempt to show the world that they love playing together and are the best of friends.

An interview with writer Brian Windhorst recently stirred up the pot that the two can't play together, so as any good Cleveland franchise would do, they decided to hold a press conference to clear things up. There's nothing to see here from a fantasy standpoint, but by all accounts, it was one of the strangest press conferences ever. Irving and Waiters have been racking it up in fantasy again and should continue to do so through the end of the season. But after that, all the attention will turn to whether they'll be able to get Irving to sign a long-term deal to stay in Cleveland. And despite his apparent love for Waiters, the odds aren't in their favor.
Apr 8 - 9:12 AM

Kyrie Irving scored 44 points in Saturday's 96-94 overtime loss to the Bobcats to go with seven boards, eight assists, three steals and five 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

He attempted a ridiculous 31 shots tonight, making 16 of them, and was the only player on his team to take more than four shots and shoot above 50 percent. Irving has been in the news for all the rumors about him and the Cavs, but he's taken to Twitter to shoot them down. He's done his talking on the court as well, averaging 24.7 points, 6.7 boards, 6.7 assists, 3.3 steals and 1.7 triples in his three games since returning from his biceps injury.
Apr 5 - 10:54 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1Dion Waiters
2Joe Harris
3Carrick Felix
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Scotty Hopson
3Luol Deng
PF1Tristan Thompson
2Anthony Bennett
3Dwight Powell
4Shane Edwards
C1Anderson Varejao
2Brendan Haywood