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2 Kyrie Irving PG
Height/Weight: 6-3/193 | Birthdate: 3/23/1992 | Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | Team: Cleveland Cavaliers | College: Duke | NBA Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 100/93 | Average Draft Position: 18.04
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Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will go on Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will play on Friday.

Irving injured his knee during Thursday's game, but was able to return to action. The injury doesn't seem serious, and Irving will play against the Thunder. Irving is averaging 20.8 points per game. 


Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving scores team-high 20 vs. Thunder


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 20 points on 7 of 21 shooting in his team's 103-94 loss to the Thunder Thursday.

Irving suffered a knee injury late in the first half and headed to the locker room to be examined, giving a scare to Cavaliers' fans, but he was able to take the court for the beginning of the second half and go on to lead the team in scoring. He also managed six assists, three rebounds and two steals while playing a team-high 40 minutes. The Cavaliers move forward to face the Pelicans Friday.


Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving (knee) will return Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has been diagnosed with a left knee contusion and will return to Thursday's game against the Thunder, CNN Sports reports.

Irving came out of the game late in the first half after bumping knees with Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook. He was checked out in the locker room and managed to join the team for second-half warmups. The two teams begin the second half of Thursday's game tied 47-47.


Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving exits game with apparent knee injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving headed to the locker room during the first half of Wednesday's game against the Thunder with an apparent knee injury.

Irving tried to block a Russell Westbrook shot late in the second quarter and came down awkwardly on his left leg, potentially knocking knees with the Thunder point guard during the play. He scored nine points on 2 of 8 shooting before the injury.


Cavs G Kyrie Irving goes off for season-high 37 points


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving exploded for a season-high 37 points on 12-of-18 shooting in Thursday's 90-87 win over the Knicks. His one-handed banker with 10 seconds left accounted for the final margin.

Irving hit 3 of 6 from 3-point range and 10 of 11 from the foul line as he fell seven points shy of his career high. He added three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 44 minutes.

Irving visits Toronto on Friday.


Cavaliers G Kyrie Irving registers first double-double of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2014) Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving notched his first double-double of the season and blocked a season-high three shots in his team's 109-97 victory over the Pacers on Saturday.

Irving grabbed 10 boards, matching a career high. He finished the game with 24 points on 9 of 17 shooting from the field, including 3 of 6 from downtown, and 3 of 4 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with five assists while logging 36 minutes of game action.

Over his last five games, Irving has averaged 19.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists while shooting 49.3 percent from the floor, including 37.5 percent from downtown.


Cavs' Kyrie Irving gets praised for his defense


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving received some praise for his defensive performance during Wednesday's loss against the Spurs.

Following the game, coach David Blatt told reporters Irving "played the best defensive game I've seen him play all season." Irving was responsible for guarding Tony Parker, who shot just 2-7 from the field. "[Irving] took the challenge," Blatt added. On top of his strong defensive performance, Irving also managed 20 points. 


Kyrie Irving erupts in second half Monday night


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored 27 of his 32 points in the second half Monday night to help Cleveland beat the Pelicans. Irving shot 11 of 21 from the field, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, and added a season-high nine assists and five rebounds.

He'll visit the Celtics on Friday.


Report: Cavs' LeBron James, Kyrie Irving exchange words


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) After Cleveland’s 20-point loss to Portland Tuesday, forward LeBron James and guard Kyrie Irving reportedly argued in the locker room, sources told ESPN.com

Cleveland has started 1-3, and James’ frustrations with his new team are starting to surface.

"There's a lot of bad habits, a lot of bad habits been built up the past couple years," James said, per ESPN. "When you play that style of basketball, it takes a lot to get it up out of you."

Irving did not speak with reporters after the exchange with James, who is reportedly unhappy with Irving dominating the ball.

For the season, Irving is averaging 3.8 assists per game, and he acknowledged that adjusting to new teammates has been a challenge.

"For us it was a growing process that we have to go through," Irving said, per ESPN. "It sucks right now. For us, we're still young and I'm still learning what's going on."


Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving scores team-high 34 points Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 34 points on 12 of 23 shooting in his team's 102-100 loss to the Jazz Wednesday.

Irving and LeBron James (31 points) carries the scoring load for the Cavaliers Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to avoid falling to 1-3. The point guard failed to record an assist for the first time this season while tallying two steals and one rebound. The Cavaliers will look to get back on track Friday against the Nuggets.


Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving ready to roll for Friday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving is set to return to preseason game action Friday night against Dallas, per The Associated Press. Irving has been sidelined for about 10 days with an ankle injury.

Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving participates in noncontact drills Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (ankle) was able to participate in noncontact drills Monday, ESPN reports.

Irving suffered the ankle injury last week when his foot was stepped on by a teammate during practice. However, the injury isn't considered serious, and coach David Blatt is hopeful Irving will be able to play in Friday's preseason game.


Report: Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving likely no-go Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Cavaliers premier point guard Kyrie Irving will likely be sidelined for the Saturday night preseason game against Miami in Brazil. He sprained his right ankle when Anderson Varejao stepped on his foot in practice on Tuesday.

"It's crazy how it happened," Irving told the Akron Beacon Journal. "I'm just glad that I'm doing OK now."

The injury is indeed not considered serious. Irving has shed the walking boot he was wearing Wednesday.


Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving sans boot in Thursday practice


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has shed the walking book for practice Thursday, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Irving was wearing the boot while sightseeing in Brazil on Wednesday after sustaining a sprained ankle in an earlier practice this week. His claim that the injury was not serious seems to have been confirmed.

The Cavaliers are set to play Miami in an exhibition game Saturday. It remains to be seen if Irving participates.


Report: Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving ankle injury not serious


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) The walking boot worn by Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving came courtesy of a sprained ankle sustained in practice, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Irving said he's wearing the boot merely for precautionary reasons and that examinations have proven that the injury is not serious. It remains to be seen if he plays in the Saturday preseason game against Miami.


Report: Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving wearing walking boot


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving was wearing a walking boot on his right foot while sighteeing in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, ESPN has reported. There had been no previous reports of injury.

Irving has lost significant time to physical issues during his three years with Cleveland. The team is scheduled to play Miami in Rio on Saturday night.


Kyrie Irving and Cavs agree to terms of contract extension


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) What was rumored leading up to the start of free agency came to fruition early Tuesday, as the Cavaliers and star guard Kyrie Irving came to an agreement on a contract extension worth $90 million over five years, according to Yahoo Sports.

Though he can't officially sign until July 10, Irving tweeted that he was "ecstatic" to be staying in Cleveland for the "long haul." The extension will take him through the 2019-2020 season. New coach David Blatt, assistant Tyronn Lue sold him on their vision of the future, according to the report.

Irving averaged 20.8 points and 6.1 assists per game in 71 contests last season. He missed a combined 54 games over his first two seasons dealing with injury, but only missed 11 last season. 


Kyrie Irving's career-high not enough


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014)  Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving seems to be completely recovered from his bicep injury, as he dropped a career-high in scoring Saturday in a 96-94 loss to the Bobcats.

Irving scored 44 poitns on 16 of 31 shooting, in just his third game back from the injury. He ended the fourth quarter with 37 and then added seven to his total in the overtime period, though his efforts were not enough. He added seven rebounds and eight assists, while also chipping in three steals with just three turnovers in the loss.

Irving is averaging 24.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game since returning from injury. 


Kyrie Irving looks good in return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving played well Wednesday against the Magic, in his return from a lengthy absence due to a bicep injury.

Irving missed eight games as a result of the injury, but didn't appear to be rusty at all in his first action back. He scored 18 points on 7 of 8 shooting and added eight assists and six rebounds in just 28 minutes of action in the 119-98 win.

The Cavaliers kept their playoff hops alive without Irving in the lineup, and now he is back for the stretch run. He has already played in a career-high 65 games, averaging 21.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. 


Kyrie Irving healthy enough to start Wednesday


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will start Wednesday night against Orlando, the Magic team website reports. He was a game-time decision heading into the contest.

Irving hasn't played in eight games due to a biceps injury. He'll start alongside Dion Waiters, who's turned in some of the best performances of his career during Irving's absence.


Kyrie Irving will decide at game time


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Cavaliers franchise guard Kyrie Irving told reporters Tuesday that he would decide whether or not to play Wednesday against the Magic sometime before tip-off.

"If I'm ready to go, I see no reason to stop me," Irving said according to Fox Sports Ohio.

Irving has been nursing a biceps injury, which has forced him to miss the team's previous eight games. 


Kyrie Irving cleared to resume full contact practice


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving had his biceps examined by doctors on Sunday, and has been cleared to resume full contact practice with the team, the team announced Monday. He could return to the lineup as early as Wednesday against Orlando.

Irving suffered the injury on March 16 against the Clippers, and has missed the last eight games because of the injury. The Cavaliers have only seven games remaining after Monday, so it is not clear how much Irving will be able to play down the stretch once he's ready to return.

In 64 games, he's averaging 21.2 points and 6.2 assists while shooting 42.8 percent from the floor per contest.

Kyrie Irving had biceps examined on Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving had his biceps examined by doctors on Sunday, and is expected to undergo more tests at a later date, according to The News-Herald.

Irving suffered the injury on March 16 against the Clippers, and has missed the last eight games because of the injury. Still, he remains hopeful of playing Wednesday night against Orlando.

Kyrie Irving to be re-evaluated Monday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving was spotted shooting 3-pointers after the team's shootaround Friday, as he continues to recover from a strained biceps. According to The Plain Dealer, he is set to be re-evaluated Monday, and could be cleared to return to basketball activity.

The Cavaliers have just seven games remaining after Monday, so it is not clear how much Irving  will be able to play down the stretch even if he is cleared. Irving has missed six games as a result of this injury. 


Cavs shut Kyrie Irving down for at least two weeks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving was re-evaluated on Monday, which revealed a strain in the long head tendon of his left biceps. Irving will be shut down for the next two weeks before he is re-evaluated once again by the medical staff, the team announced.

Irving suffered the injury in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Clippers. In 64 games, he's averaging 21.2 points and 6.2 assists while shooting 42.8 percent from the floor per contest.