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Kyrie Irving | Guard | #2

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 193
College: Duke
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLE
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Kyrie Irving scored 26 points with two rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Suns on Thursday.
He's headed to New Orleans as a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. In this win, Irving was a little underwhelming based on how he had an 8.2 usage rate bump without Kevin Love (back) this season and in a favorable matchup. He's cruising as a top-30 player in standard leagues, but he gets a bad matchup on Saturday against the Spurs. Jan 19 - 10:17 PM

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Kyrie Irving scored 26 points with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

He was coming off a terrible 11-point dud on Wednesday, so he had nowhere to go but up. Irving has been lethal as a catch-and-shoot trey guy this season, making 44.1 percent from deep in his previous games. You may have heard he's been big time against the Warriors, so it should be a fun one on Monday.
Jan 14 - 2:10 AM

Kyrie Irving made just 4-of-16 from the field for 11 points against the Blazers on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, one 3-pointer, two steals and one assist.

He's cold with a dud against the Jazz coming on Tuesday night, as well. Irving has been down in back-to-back sets on the year with just 20.7 points per game in his previous six outings with no rest. Plus, the Cavs had some travel issues to make matters worse. Irving gets three favorable matchups with the Kings on Friday, the Warriors on Monday and the Suns on Thursday. As a quick side note, T.J. McConnell has a better winning percentage as a starter than Irving does.
Jan 12 - 1:13 AM

Kyrie Irving scored 32 points with three rebounds, four assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

Just like most point guards, Irving torched the Nets with an array of offense. His hamstring injury is likely all the way behind him and the Cavs even said it was just a cramp. He should be ready to roll, but he'll likely be getting some scheduled days off as the season goes on.
Jan 6 - 11:48 PM

Kyrie Irving (hamstring) is starting against the Nets on Friday.

He will be returning from a three-game absence, but we haven't heard of any restrictions. This is the Nets we are talking about, so don't be surprised if Irving doesn't see his normal minutes. Season-long owners can fire him up in all lineups. Jordan McRae will return to the bench where he loses most of his value.
Jan 6 - 7:06 PM

Kyrie Irving (hamstring) is probable for Friday night's game in Brooklyn.

Good news for Irving owners, as Kyrie had missed each of the Cavs last three games due to tightness in his hamstring. Jordan McRae will get bumped back to the bench, assuming Irving suits up and starts. Kay Felder will also see his playing time reduced. We have no word yet regarding a possible minutes restriction on Irving in his first game back, but it is likely Coach Ty Lue will attempt to limit him a bit.
Jan 6 - 10:04 AM

Kyrie Irving (hamstring) will not play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

The Cavs just want to take it easy on their star point guard. Teams like the Nets have also been really careful on hamstring injuries, so the Cavs are taking the same approach here. Irving should be considered questionable for the weekend. For tonight, Jordan McRae will start and gets a massive chance to go off. Kay Felder is also worth a look as a stream or as a DFS punt.
Jan 4 - 6:28 PM

Kyrie Irving (hamstring) was a limited participant during shootaround, and he's being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against Chicago.

Irving has missed the past two games with "hamstring tightness," but him getting up shots at shootaround is an encouraging sign regarding his status for tonight's game. We likely won't get another update until he goes through his pregame routine, but if Irving is again forced to the sidelines, Jordan McRae could be looking at another start with rookie Kay Felder having the opportunity for extended minutes off the bench.
Jan 4 - 11:30 AM

Kyrie Irving (right hamstring tightness) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Chicago.

Irving's hamstring injury was initially deemed minor, but Kyrie has now missed two straight games. Wednesday would be his third. Jordan McRae has started at point guard in both games Irving has missed. McRae played well in his first start but struggled in his second. There is a chance Kay Felder slides into the starting lineup on Wednesday if Irving is unable to play.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 3 - 1:17 PM

Coach Ty Lue said Monday there has not yet been a need to do any type of medical imaging testing on Irving’s right hamstring.

The team is still calling it "tightness" in the hamstring. Per the ABJ, "Lue originally thought Irving wouldn’t miss any time because of it and now isn’t making any predictions about when Irving might return." The Cavs next play Wednesday when they host the Chicago Bulls. Jordan McRae struggled as the starter on Monday night. Kay Felder played well off the bench and may draw the start on Wednesday if Irving misses another game.
Jan 3 - 10:07 AM

Kyrie Irving (hamstring) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Pelicans.

This will be Irving's second straight game on the sidelines, and for now, we'll be considering him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bulls. Jordan McRae got the start in his place on Saturday and busted loose for 20 points, four boards, three triples, one assist and zero turnovers in 31 minutes, so he's definitely on the DFS radar tonight with a favorable matchup against New Orleans. LeBron James and Kevin Love will also see an uptick in usage sans Irving.
Jan 2 - 5:19 PM

Kyrie Irving (hamstring) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday and Jordan McRae will start in his place.

The Cavs usually proceed with caution on their injuries, so it's not a surprise to see Irving out. He only had cramps in his right hamstring and this appears to be only a day-to-day thing. With Irving out, LeBron James and Kevin Love should get more shots in the offense, which improves their value for this game. McRae could be a fun DFS play, as well.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 05:36:00 PM

No decision on the availability of Kyrie Irving (hamstring) will be made until he is re-evaluated after shootaround and prior to Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

Per coach Tyronn Lue: "We’re going to be cautious with him. We’re not going to force him to play if he’s not feeling great." Lue declined to say who would start if Kyrie can't play, but did say it would not be Kay Felder. Lue also stated he would consider starting Richard Jefferson, and allowing LeBron James to handle point guard duties.
Source: Ohio.com
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 01:11:00 PM

Kyrie Irving (hamstring) told reporters on Saturday morning that he didn't know yet if he would play Saturday night against the Hornets.

Irving sat out the closing minutes of Thursday's win over the Celtics due to cramping in his hamstring. After the game, Irving said he wanted to get back in the game but coach Ty Lue wanted to play it safe. Lue also downplayed the injury afterward. However, the Cavs have played it safe and erred on the side of caution with their stars this season. If Irving sits out, both LeBron James and Kevin Love will see their usage rates increase on Saturday and make for strong DFS plays.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 11:20:00 AM

Coach Ty Lue said Kyrie Irving (hamstring) was dealing with cramps in the fourth quarter on Thursday.

Irving was unable to finish this game due to the hamstring issue. "It just started to tighten up," Irving said about his hamstring. Lue said he didn't feel he was concerned, so for now we expect him to play on Saturday agaisnt the Hornets. Irving finished with 32 points, five rebounds, 12 assists, three steals and two 3-pointers on Thursday in a win.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2DeAndre Liggins
3Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
4Jordan McRae
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
2Chris Andersen