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Position
G
 
Jersey
2
Name  Kyrie Irving
Born  3/23/1992
Height  6-3
Weight  193
College  Duke
12/27/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving did not play on Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game against Detroit after bruising his left knee in a fall in Thursday's game against the Heat.
Insight: Matthew Dellavedova would start in his place if Irving is out with a knee injury. Dellavedova is only in play in very, very, very deep leagues.
 
12/26/2014 7:07:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will not play on Friday.
Insight: Matthew Dellavedova will start in his place as Irving is out with a knee injury. Dellavedova is only in play in very, very, very deep leagues.
 
12/25/2014 8:01:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored 25 points in the Christmas Day loss to Miami.
Insight: Irving shotwell, but the Cavs need more than three assists out of their point guard. Of concern to Irving owners was a hard fall in the final minutes that had him limping. Hopefully, it's nothing serious.
 
12/23/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving led Cleveland in scoring against the Timberwolves.
Insight: Irving scored 29 points and had four assists along with three steals. It was the most points Irving had scored in nearly four weeks.
 
12/21/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving posted 17 points and 12 assists on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: He was 8-of-13 from the floor and hit one 3-pointer. Irving also had three rebounds and two turnovers as well.
 
12/11/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving survived a knee scare, and finished with 20 points during Thursday's loss to the Thunder.
Insight: He limped to the locker room before halftime, but returned to start the third quarter. Irving also had six assists, three rebounds, one 3-pointers, two steals, and one turnover.
 
12/4/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 37 points against the Knicks on Thursday.
Insight: It took the point guard into the fourth quarter to finally get an assist, but fantasy owners will take the scoring. He shot 12-of-18, including 3-of-6 from the 3-point line, and 10-for-11 at the free-throw line. He chipped in three rebounds, two assists and two steals as well.
 
12/2/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 28 points in Tuesday's victory over Milwaukee.
Insight: All of the big-three scored over 25 points, with Irving leading the way. He also had six assists, two rebounds, one steal, one block, and one turnover, while shooting 10-of-15 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line.
 
11/29/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving had a double-double on Saturday versus the Pacers.
Insight: Three different Cleveland players had double-double and none of them were LeBron James on Saturday. Irving had 24 points and 10 rebounds. He also dished five assists.
 
11/16/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving shot 66 percent from the field, including going 4-for-7 from the 3-point line on Saturday.
Insight: Cleveland hit its first 11 shots from beyond the arc. Irving scored 20 points and finished with five assists, three rebounds and three steals with no turnovers.
 
11/10/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving played extremely well in Monday's win over the Pelicans.
Insight: He was 11-of-21 from the floor and 6-of-7 from the line for 32 points. Irving also chipped in nine assists, five rebounds, and one turnover. This was all done in 41 minutes of action.
 
10/30/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving led the team in scoring during opening night.
Insight: He had 22 points, six assists, five rebounds, two steals, but did have four turnovers. Owners will deal with the turnovers, if Irving continues to produce stat lines like this one.
 
10/22/2014 6:13:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving takes a slight hit in fantasy value with superstars LeBron James and Kevin Love joining him in Cleveland.
Insight: Irving will not average over 17 field goal attempts per game, so his scoring might go down. However, his field goal percentage and assist numbers should increase. He should also remain fresher down the stretch since he no longer has to carry the load every night. Time will tell if less is more for Irving, but for now, his value takes a small hit.
 
8/21/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Kyrie Irving made all five of his field goal attempts as he looked fantastic against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Irving finished with 12 points, five assists and two 3-pointers.
Insight: Could this be a preview of what is to come in Cleveland this season? Irving did not take a single bad shot on Wednesday. He has not been the most efficient player in the past, but that could change with the help he will receive this season. Irving's usage rate is definitely going to take a hit, but sometimes in fantasy, less is more.
 
7/11/2014 8:03:00 PM
Description: Kyrie Irving's five-year, $90 million contract extension with the Cavaliers will include an early termination option for the 2019-20 season, according to Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Cleveland announced the extension Thursday before signing LeBron James Friday. James should help Irving become a more efficient player and draw some of the defensive pressure away from the point guard.
 
4/5/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving made 16-of-31 from the field and scored a career-high 44 points Saturday against Charlotte.
Insight: Irving had four 40-point efforts in his career going into Saturday's game but never scored more than 41 points. Saturday's performance is a sign Irving is close to 100 percent after missing eight games with a biceps strain in March.
 
4/2/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving (biceps) will start Wednesday against the Magic, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: Irving missed the last eight games with a strained biceps. Dion Waiters has averaged 40 mpg, 22 ppg and 5.1 apg with Irving out and will remain in the starting lineup at shooting guard while Jarrett Jack moves to the bench.
 
4/2/2014 2:22:00 PM
Description: Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving (biceps) made it through the Wednesday morning shootaround, but is still a game-time decision for the game at Orlando.
Insight: Irving missed the last eight games with a strained biceps. The Cavaliers are reportedly leaning toward holding him out of Wednesday's game to give him some more time to practice, but he might be able to talk his way into the lineup. Dion Waiters has averaged 40 mpg, 22 ppg and 5.1 apg with Irving out, but he'll have significantly less value when Irving returns.
 
4/1/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving (biceps) said he felt good after practice and will determine his status for Wednesday's game at Orlando after the morning shootaround. SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Insight: Irving missed the last eight games with a strained biceps. The Cavaliers are reportedly leaning toward holding him out of Wednesday's game to give him some more time to practice, but he might be able to talk his way into the lineup. Dion Waiters has averaged 40 mpg, 22 ppg and 5.1 apg with Irving out, but he'll have significantly less value when Irving returns.
 
3/31/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving (biceps) has been cleared to practice, according to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal.
Insight: Irving missed the last eight games with a strained biceps. The Cavaliers are leaning toward holding him out of Wednesday's game to give him some more time to practice before returning Friday against the Hawks. Dion Waiters has averaged 40 mpg, 22 ppg and 5.1 apg with Irving out, but he'll have significantly less value when Irving returns.