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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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According to the News-Herald, Kyrie Irving (fractured knee cap) should be cleared for the start of training camp in October.
Irving recently said that he didn't blame the Cavaliers for the injury, and he made it clear that the incident was just a "freak play." Irving was battling several injuries towards the end of the season, and it clearly had an impact on his play down the stretch. Even though he had a brilliant regular season with averages of 21.7 points, 5.2 assists, 3.2 boards, 2.1 3-pointers and 1.5 steals in 75 appearances, his injury history will make him a risky target in fantasy drafts next season. As always, we will track his progress closely this summer. Jun 14 - 9:38 AM

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Kyrie Irving (fractured knee cap) said he has no regrets about the injury he suffered in the NBA Finals.

While saying his broken knee cap was a freak injury, Irving said he didn't blame the Cavaliers organization. "I trusted my trainers," Irving said. "I trusted my body. It was just a freak play. I felt good throughout the whole, entire game. It wasn’t about the [44] minutes or anything like that that everyone wants to kind of speculate about. It was me who decided to go out and play, put my body on the line. It happened in overtime, [but] it could have happened in any given moment in the game. But in terms of me going out there, I felt great." We'll keep an eye on Irving's progress over the summer, but he should be considered questionable for training camp at this point in time.
Jun 11 - 11:56 AM

Kyrie Irving (broken kneecap) said that he will likely be out of his cast in a week and said that he is feeling better.

Irving has already begun to rehab after having surgery on Saturday morning, but there haven't been any changes to his timetable which is expected to be anywhere from 3-4 months. The Cavaliers were obviously devastated when they found out Irving was done for the season, but Matthew Dellavedova has elevated his game to a whole new level and is a major reason why the Cavs are up 2-1 over the Warriors. We will continue to track Irving's progress closely, and he should be considered questionable for training camp.
Jun 10 - 1:01 PM

Kyrie Irving (broken kneecap) is wearing a soft full-leg cast and has already begun to rehab after having surgery on Saturday morning.

The good news is that Irving didn't damage any ligaments or cartilage so he shouldn't be at risk for setbacks once he's fully recovered. With a rough timetable of 3-4 months he's not a lock for training camp, but there's little doubt that he'll be in uniform on opening night.
Jun 9 - 7:45 PM

Kyrie Irving had successful surgery to repair his fractured left kneecap on Saturday morning.

He is expected to return to basketball activity in 3-4 months, which puts him at risk of missing the start of training camp. While knee injuries can be scary, a fractured kneecap isn't usually one that lingers. In fact, both John Wall and Blake Griffin had fractured knees and both have become two extremely durable players while their knees have been non-issues since their injuries. Still, Kyrie's injury concerns grow with this devastating news.
Jun 6 - 2:19 PM

An MRI revealed Kyrie Irving suffered a fractured kneecap and he will miss the next 3-4 months.

Terrible news. He will have surgery in Cleveland and he could be in jeopardy of missing the start of 2015-16 training camp. This injury is not directly related to his tendinitis issue, so him playing so many minutes on his weak left knee is somewhat irrelevant. Moving forward, the Cavs will have to start Matthew Dellavedova with extra help from J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert.
Jun 5 - 5:27 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) is unlikely to play against the Warriors on Sunday regardless of the results of Friday's MRI, according to Jeff Zilgitt of USA Today.

Worse yet, he's still on crutches today. We're still waiting to hear about his MRI, which is taking place on Friday afternoon. It's not really a surprise to hear Kyrie is unlikely to play based on how much pain he had on Thursday. We'll have another update later today with his MRI results.
Jun 5 - 4:42 PM

Jon Barry reportedly heard someone within the Cavs organization say that they feel Kyrie Irving (knee) will not play again in the Finals.

"I heard something from a Cavalier person – and this is not documented – but they feel like he’s done for the series," said Barry in an interview with Dan Patrick. The injury really didn't look good at all, but we'll be waiting for an official diagnosis from Cleveland's side before making such a bold statement. Irving is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Friday, so we should have an official ruling on Irving's status for Sunday's Game 2 soon. Stay tuned.
Jun 5 - 1:29 PM

There has reportedly been some growing tension between Kyrie Irving's agent and Cleveland management regarding Irving's knee.

Irving's agent, Jeff Wechsler, has been preaching caution to Cleveland management regarding Irving's knee, as Irving's long-term health is obviously Wechsler's primary focus. Kyrie played 44 minutes during Game 1 before aggravating his knee injury, which can't exactly be described as a cautious approach from Cleveland's side, and if the injury turns out to be serious, David Blatt and GM David Griffin will have some tough questions to answer. If Irving needs to spend any time on the sidelines, Matthew Dellavedova will need to step up in a big way for the Cavs to have any chance against Golden State.
Source: ESPN
Jun 5 - 10:42 AM

Kyrie Irving said that the knee injury he sustained during Game 1 of the Finals felt different than previous aggravations.

"It was a little bit different than what I had been experiencing," Irving said. "[Before,] there was a quick pinch, but I could still feel what was going on in my knee. This time, I kind of knew it was a little bit different [from] the other times." Irving sounded worried when discussing his most recent aggravation, but the early diagnosis is that was no ACL or MCL tear in his knee. Irving is scheduled to undergo an MRI Friday morning, and we'll have a much better understanding of what he's dealing with when those results are made public. Stay tuned.
Source: ESPN
Jun 5 - 9:38 AM

Kyrie Irving (knee) left the Oracle Arena on crutches.

He said he will have an MRI on his left knee and he said he's not sure if he'll be able to play in Game 2 on Sunday. As it stands right now, it sure doesn't look like he'll be back out there. If he's out, Matthew Dellavedova will pick up some major playing time.
Jun 5 - 12:55 AM

Kyrie Irving injured his left leg against the Warriors on Thursday and went to the locker room.

He looked to aggravate his left knee tendinitis issue in overtime and he limped badly to the locker room. Irving was in visible pain and he's now in jeopardy of missing Game 2 on Sunday. Irving looked fantastic throughout this game with plenty of lateral quickness and outstanding on- and off-ball defense. He finished with 23 points, seven rebounds, six assists, four steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 44 minutes. That high minute total will bring about a lot of second guessing.
Jun 4 - 11:46 PM

Kyrie Irving said he's learning how to play while he's hurt.

A week off isn't going to completely heal knee tendinitis, so we'll see Kyrie at less than 100 percent. While all the talk will focus on Kyrie's play-making ability with the ball, not being 100 percent on defense is a scary thought. Kyrie is going to acquiesce on offense to LeBron, so expect his stats to be a little sub-par.
Jun 3 - 7:06 PM

Kyrie Irving's (knee) progress "has been slow," according to Coach David Blatt.

Irving is playing at far less than 100 percent, so this update shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The point guard will not be at full strength at any point in the Finals, and LeBron James will again have to do the heavy lifting if his team is going to come out on top.
Jun 1 - 1:17 PM

Cavs head coach David Blatt said that Kyrie Irving (knee) took part in some of Sunday's practice, but added that Kyrie is still not himself yet.

Kyrie is making progress, and still has a full five days to rest up for the Finals, but if he's not 100 percent the Cavs are going to have a rough time trying to defend Stephen Curry. We'll continue to track Irving's progress each step of the way, but 100 percent or not, we expect Irving to be in uniform for Game 1 of the Finals.
May 31 - 4:17 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1Iman Shumpert
2Joe Harris
SF1LeBron James
2Mike Miller
3Cedi Osman
4Sir'Dominic Pointer
PF1Tristan Thompson
2Rakeem Christmas
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Anderson Varejao
3Brendan Haywood