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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 hit 8-of-19 shots, a 3-pointer and 11-of-12 free throws for 28 points, but added just two rebounds, two assists and four turnovers in Thursday's ugly loss to the Clippers.
This one was over early and the starters all sat for most of the fourth quarter. While Irving's scoring like an elite shooting guard, he doesn't have more than three assists in any of his last four games. LeBron James is really the distributor on this team, so Irving's low assists aren't all that surprising. But if he's not going to dish the ball, at least he's averaging 26.4 points on 52 percent shooting with 3.0 3-pointers per game over his last five. Dec 1 - 10:59 PM

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Kyrie Irving dominated the 76ers on Sunday, popping off for a season-high 39 points on 14-of-27 shooting to go with four boards, five 3-pointers, two assists and one turnover in 41 minutes.

Irving scored 19 of his 39 points during the fourth quarter of action, posting an absurd 48.4 usage rate as he guided the Cavs to a win. This is actually the second game in a row that Irving has scored 19 points in a quarter, and he's been a steady top-25 option on the season with averages of 24.8 points, 4.6 assists, 2.8 triples and 2.2 turnovers per game on 49.0 percent shooting.
Nov 27 - 4:43 PM

Kyrie Irving lit up the Mavericks for 25 points in 28 minutes on Friday, making 10-of-13 FGs with four 3-pointers, one assist and one block.

Irving single-handedly outscored Dallas in the first quarter with 19 points, tying his career-high, and he finished the first half 8-of-8 from the field with four triples. Suffice to say, the Cavs cruised to a win against the hapless Mavericks, and Irving's line could have been massive if coach Ty Lue didn't bench his starters down the stretch.
Nov 25 - 10:17 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 25 points with 11 assists, two rebounds, one steal, three triples and zero turnovers in 29 minutes vs. the Pistons on Friday.

He shot 11-of-15 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. The last player to score 25 points with 11 assists and zero turnovers while shooting above 73 percent was John Stockton in 1989. Irving's buy-low window has predictably closed.
Nov 18 - 10:42 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points on 10-of-20 shooting in a win over the Raptors on Tuesday.

He grabbed five rebounds with four assists, two steals and two treys in 35 minutes. He's trending up again since his eight-point dud vs. the 76ers on Nov. 5, scoring 29, 29, 19 and 24 points in his last four games. The buy-low window more than likely closed tonight.
Nov 15 - 9:47 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting Sunday, to go with three rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and zero turnovers in just 27 minutes of action.

Irving came into this game shooting just 43.7 percent from the field (his lowest mark since the arrival of LeBron James), so it was nice to see him turn in a more efficient line today. He’s hitting career-highs in points (24.5) and triples (2.9), and once he starts scoring more efficiently and his steals (0.6) get closer to his career average (1.3), his value should easily catapult into a top-30 evaluation. There’s some room to buy-low here.
Nov 13 - 5:52 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 29 points against the Wizards on Friday, adding two rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

Irving leads the Cavs in scoring at 24.5 points per game. Besides making 40.4 percent from deep this year, Irving hasn't really peaked on the other area on the floor as a scorer. He's playing big minutes at 35.5 per game and clearly the healthy offseason has him ready to turn in a big year. He should improve on his current fourth-round value in standard leagues.
Nov 12 - 12:56 AM

Kyrie Irving hit 11-of-27 shots and a 3-pointer for a game-high 29 points, four assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's 110-106 loss to the Hawks.

Irving wasn't exactly efficient and was just 1-of-7 from downtown, but he didn't commit a turnover and led the Cavs in scoring. He's not contributing point guard numbers in assists, but is scoring effectively and having a good season. LeBron James added 23 points, nine boards, five assists, three steals and two 3-pointers, and Kevin Love had 24 points, 12 boards, two steals and no 3-pointers. This was a tough home loss for the East's best team, who was beaten for the first time this season tonight.
Nov 8 - 9:40 PM

Kyrie Irving got hot early on Tuesday and kept it going in the second half, scoring a season-high 32 points on 10-of-19 shooting in a tough win over the Rockets.

Irving knocked down 4-of-6 threes, was 8-of-8 at the line, but added just two rebounds, four assists, zero steals and zero blocks. Given his low assist numbers, he's more of a shooting guard than a point guard playing alongside LeBron James. But he's also scored at least 20 points in each of his games this season, which is nice.
Nov 1 - 9:11 PM

Kyrie Irving buried five 3-pointers in a 94-91 win over the Raptors on Friday, finishing with 26 points, six rebounds, six assists, seven turnovers and four fouls.

After last year's trey against the Warriors in the NBA Finals, Kyrie has quickly moved into the conversation as the most clutch player in the NBA. Well, he was at it again with a wide-open triple to help the Cavs pull this one out on the road. He still hasn't hit his peak as a scorer and there's no doubt he's going to bounce back from a sub-par catch-and-shoot season last year. He could be back to his top-10 ways from 2014-15.
Oct 28 - 9:50 PM

Kyrie Irving hit 12-of-22 shots and four 3-pointers on his way to 29 points, two rebounds, four assists and two steals in Tuesday's easy win over the Knicks.

With LeBron James expected to get more rest this season, and Irving to see an even bigger role, look for a lot more nights like this coming his way all season long. Just don't expect a ton of assists with LeBron handling the ball so much on offense.
Oct 25 - 10:53 PM

Kyrie Irving (calf) has returned to a full practice.

Irving revealed that the original soreness was due to the after-effect of him "needling" his calf (read: acupuncture) prior to game action. The good news is that he's expected to be absolutely fine and is in no danger of missing any regular season time. With Kay Felder in the league's concussion protocol, Irving should be looking at sizable minutes right out of the gate.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 22 - 2:40 PM

Kyrie Irving (left calf tightness) did not practice on Thursday.

The Cavs maintain that Irving is fine, but with the regular-season just five days away, they're going to be extremely cautious with their star guard. Additionally, the Cavs are reportedly looking to add another backup point guard to the roster via trade, because they'd like to keep Irving's minutes "relatively low" during the regular-season and they don't believe Kay Felder is ready to handle major minutes at the NBA level. Mo Williams and Jordan McRae are the most likely to be traded.
Oct 20 - 2:39 PM

Kyrie Irving experienced some left calf tightness on Tuesday vs. the Wizards and will not return.

First things first, the injury sounds very minor, but the Cavs aren't going to take any chances here. We'll put him on the injury report, but we'd very surprised if his status for opening night was in jeopardy if this diagnosis remains the same. Kay Felder won the backup PG role with a strong camp and will benefit if Irving misses time.
Oct 18 - 8:04 PM

Kyrie Irving made just 5-of-15 from the field for 13 points against the Raptors on Thursday, adding one rebound, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

He didn't have LeBron James around for this one and was the engine of the offense tonight. The Cavs do not have much depth behind Irving and he's coming into the season healthy, so he should have no problem clearing his 31.5 minutes per game. He makes sense at the end of the second round of a standard draft.
Oct 14 - 12:14 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3DeAndre Liggins
4Jordan McRae
5James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Mike Dunleavy
3Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
C1Tristan Thompson
2Chris Andersen